The Eleventh Five-Year Program period, from 2006 to 2010, is a key period in which Beijing will seize the strategically important opportunity of development during the first two decades of the 21st century, and by doing so realize the concept of "New Beijing, Great Olympics." This period is a critical transition in the municipality's modernization process. The Beijing Outline of the Eleventh Five-Year Program for National Economic and Social Development is the first five-year program after the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) put forward the concept of scientific development and the major strategic theory of building a harmonious society. It is also the first five-year program worked out after the State Council approved the Beijing Master Plan (2004-2020), and an important plan for the country's capital to build a comprehensive affluent society. The Program brings forward the strategic targets, focus and policy orientation of the economic and social development of Beijing during the 11th five-year period, reflecting the guidelines and decision intention of the Beijing municipal committee and government. The Program is an important basis for the city's government departments at all levels to perform their duties, draft annual implementation plans and make various policies and measures in accordance with the law. Moreover, the Program serves as a call to action for all people of Beijing to work together for progress.
The Eleventh Five-Year Program is formulated on the basis of the following three documents: (1) Proposal of the CPC Central Committee for the Formulation of the Eleventh Five-Year Program for National Economic and Social Development; (2) Proposal of the CPC Beijing Committee for the Formulation of the Eleventh Five-Year Program for National Economic and Social Development; (3) The State Council's approval to the Beijing Master Plan (2004-2020).