Takeaways from Premier Li Keqiang's press conference
  ·  2021-03-11  ·   Source: Web Exclusive

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meets the press after the closing of the fourth session of the 13th National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, on March 11. Li took questions from Chinese and foreign reporters via video link (XINHUA)   

Premier Li Keqiang attended a press conference after the closing of the fourth session of the 13th National People's Congress on March 11. Some of the takeaways from Premier Li's press conference follow:  

Economic development   

-The growth target is not set in stone and China may achieve even faster growth in its delivery.   

-A growth too fast will not be a steady one. You need a steady pace to sustain China's development for the long run. 

-China is still a developing country, and there is still a long way to go before it can achieve modernization.   

People's well-being 

-The government will continue with the job-first policy.   

-China aims to create no less than 11 million new urban jobs this year. 

One country, two systems  

-Always upholding the "patriots governing Hong Kong" principle will ensure steady and sustained development of "one country, two systems."   

-We need to uphold the one-China principle and the 1992 Consensus.   

-The government will continue to enable Taiwan compatriots to share in the development opportunities on the mainland and promote cross-Strait integrated development. 

Sino-U.S. relations   

-China and the United States, as the world's largest developing country and the largest developed country, will gain from cooperation but lose from confrontation. 

-The two countries need to respect each other's core interests and major concerns, and refrain from interfering in each other's internal affairs. 

International cooperation  

-China had maintained communication with the World Health Organization (WHO) and provided the WHO mission support during their work in China concerning the origins of the virus.   

-China is ready to enhance cooperation in science and technology with other countries on the basis of intellectual property rights protection. 

-China's development will be a major contribution to world peace, stability, development and prosperity. 

Source: Xinhua News Agency 

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