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Plan Outlines Goal for Raising China's Average Life Expectancy to 79

China has set a goal of raising the national average life expectancy by more than two years to 79 by 2030, narrowing the gap between China's life expectancy and those of high-income countries.

According to the Healthy China 2030 policy blueprint issued Tuesday by the Communist Party of China's Central Committee and the State Council, China's current life expectancy is 76.35 years. By 2030, it will be 79 years — if all goes according to plan.

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