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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Li Keqiang's financial reforms the right way to create jobs

    Posted Jul 30th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... by Premier Li Keqiang to maintain the minimum rate of growth needed to keep the jobless rate within acceptable limits while rebalancing the economy towards a more sustainable model. We have had the latest example in the space of a few days. After economic growth slowed in the second quarter and exports fell in June, Li assured provincial leaders recently that Beijing would stay within lower ...

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    China's need to reform its financial system is growing urgent

    Posted Aug 05th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... much local governments owe. Premier Li Keqiang's effort to rein in financial imbalances could mean pain and sacrifice of growth in the short term for longer-term stability. In this he would be following in the footsteps of a predecessor, Zhu Rongji , who took hard decisions in the 1990s to stop the economy overheating and ensure sustainable growth. The difference is that Li ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing should resist pressure to turn on the fiscal tap

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 04:13am by SCMP Editorial

    ... per cent the previous quarter. This confounded market expectations and bears out Premier Li Keqiang's statement that the economy was doing better in the second quarter. Recent, targeted ... decline, with no sign prices have bottomed out. The pro-stimulus lobby will cite this data to bolster its case. It is not convincing. President Xi Jinping and Li deserve credit for having resisted ...

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    Pledge to settle border row offers chance to boost Sino-India ties

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and investment. It would make sense to use his experience as the model to rejuvenate India's flagging economy. China is only too aware of the opportunities. Premier Li Keqiang was the first foreign ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Nigerian leaders are also to blame for abduction of schoolgirls

    Posted May 11th 2014, 03:34am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to Jonathan after talks with visiting Premier Li Keqiang. Jonathan leads a corrupt government whose impotence over the abduction has done nothing for its credibility. His belated response followed two ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China's railway vision has its limits

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... from China's northeast to Russia, through 200km of tunnels under the Bering Strait, to Alaska, Canada and then the continental US. Premier Li Keqiang also raised the prospect during his ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China must tackle soil pollution as a priority to safeguard food chain

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 03:58am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and water pollution, leading Beijing to rethink its growth-at-all-costs policy. Premier Li Keqiang last month said the government was "declaring war" on pollution. Revitalising damaged ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China should lower taxes, not increase spending, to spur growth

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and Premier Li Keqiang has vowed to pursue necessary structural reform. At the same time he has launched increased spending focused on achieving sustainable economic benefit, such as tax relief ...

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    Soccer-mad Asia falls short again in World Cup

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of teams and individuals to top foreign competition- in the case of China's players, outside the rigid state sports system, in much the same way as tennis grand slam winner Li Na reached ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Maoming chemical plant failed to build trust with residents

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Premier Li Keqiang's pledge to launch a war on pollution has strong support. Industrial development is crucial for growth, but it has to be done with the environment in mind. Authorities have ...




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