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China: State Council issues disaster prevention and alleviation plan

13 Jan 2017, State Council of PRC

The State Council General Office in China issued a new guideline on a comprehensive national disaster prevention and alleviation plan (2016-2020). Annual economic losses caused by natural disasters should account for no more than 1.3% of the country’s GDP while the annual death rate caused by disasters for every million people should be controlled within 1.3%.