Over the past 32 years, China and the World Bank Group have forged a strong two way and evolving partnership. In the early years, the World Bank brought international experience to help design economic reforms, improve project management, and address key bottlenecks to growth. More recently, the Bank Group has helped address environmental challenges and other development priorities. The Bank Group strategy will continue to evolve as China faces new challenges in its transition from middle to high income status. This Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for fiscal years (FYs) 2013-2016 is aligned with the challenges and priorities outlined in China's 12th five-year plan. The CPS is also informed by the recent joint study China 2030: building a modern, harmonious, and creative society prepared by the World Bank and the Development Research Center of the State Council. Consistent with China's priorities, the CPS focuses on three main themes: green growth; inclusive development; and mutually beneficial relations with the world. Bank Group support to China is designed to play a catalytic role through innovation and demonstration. In addition, the Bank's Group's engagement with China contributes to the Bank's global knowledge and helps China share its development experiences with the rest of the world.