Premier Li Keqiang was positive about the Chinese economy’s growth potential this year and confident with the government’s ability to deal with challenges ahead.

Standalone cases of trade friction between China and the European Union account for "only a small percentage" of the two-way trade, and the problems can be solved, Premier Li Keqiang said on Thursday.

In a wide-ranging interview session, Premier Li voiced zero tolerance for corruption and vowed to deepen reform, address job creation, local debt and Sino-US ties.

Opinion: Li upholds reform promises

China has attached high attention on government debt and risks in this area are generally within control, Premier Li Keqiang said at a press conference on Thursday.

PM 2.5, particulate matter of 2.5 micrometers or less, has become a crucial issue for the public, and society needs to work together to win the tough battle against the issue, Premier Li Keqiang said on Thursday.

Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday called for new progress in relations between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan.

Reform will be deepened and strengthened by smashing the fences of vested interests, Premier Li Keqiang vowed on Thursday.

China and the United States should expand common interests while respecting each other's core interests and major concerns and properly managing differences to further the level of bilateral relationship, Premier Li Keqiang said here Thursday.

Premier Li Keqiang vowed on Thursday the government would show zero tolerance for corrupt officials, no matter how senior their positions are.

Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday called for enlarging the shared interests and properly managing the differences between China and the United States to improve bilateral ties.

Premier Li Keqiang said employment was his primary concern when considering whether or not to roll out stimulus measures.

The Chinese central government will continue supporting Hong Kong to maintain and promote its status as an international center of finance, trade and shipments, Premier Li Keqiang said on Thursday.

Premier Li Keqiang vowed to let the market play a decisive role amid the government's efforts to streamline administrative procedures.

Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday pledged to enhance shared interests with China's neighboring countries and narrow disputes for the sake of peace and stability.

China has set a timetable for improving oversight of the ballooning shadow banking sector and will implement Basel III requirements, Premier Li Keqiang said.