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Highlights of Premier Li's news conference

By Ren Xiaojin, Li Xiang, Zhang Yunbi, Cheng Yu, Liu Hui, Zhou Jin, Li Lei, Luo Wangshu and Zhang Jie | | Updated: 2018-03-20 10:58
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Premier Li Keqiang answers questions of reporters at a news conference for the first session of the 13th National People's Congress in Beijing on March 20, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

11 million new jobs in 2018

Premier Li Keqiang pledged to generate a minimum of 11 million new jobs this year and stressed the importance of ensuring employment for China’s 280 million migrant workers who are working in cities. More

China, US should be rational on trade

It is hoped both sides act rationally instead of being led by emotions, and avoid waging a trade war.

Much talk was heard recently about a possible trade war between China and the United States. More

China confident it can forestall risk

China is capable of preventing systemic financial risks given the country's sound and stable economic growth. 

The capital adequacy ratio and provision coverage ratio of the Chinese banking sector are higher than required by international standards. More

Strong China-Russia relationship in everyone's interest

As neighbors, a stable and amicable relationship between China and Russia is in the interest of both countries as well as the world.

China-Russia trade relations have experienced a "saddle-shaped" change in previous years, due to phenomena like the change in the global trade situation and a drop in global commodity prices. More

China opposes attempts for 'Taiwan independence'

China will not tolerate the attempt of any external force to use Taiwan as a card to cause difficulties for cross-Straits relations.

Beijing is ready to have dialogues and consultation with all political parties and groups in Taiwan who adhere to the one-China principle to discuss all issues that concern people on both sides and work for peaceful development of cross-Straits relations to eventually achieve China's peaceful reunification. More

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