Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivers the government work report at the opening session of the National People's Congress in Beijing on March 5. Photo: Reuters Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivers the government work report at the opening session of the National People's Congress in Beijing on March 5. Photo: Reuters
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivers the government work report at the opening session of the National People's Congress in Beijing on March 5. Photo: Reuters
Aidan Yao
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Aidan Yao

Can China boost short-term growth while maintaining long-term prospects? Li Keqiang may have the blueprint

  • By lowering expectations slightly, promising enough reforms to satisfy the US and enough stimulus to stave off a major slowdown, China’s 2019 plans walk a thin – but important – line

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivers the government work report at the opening session of the National People's Congress in Beijing on March 5. Photo: Reuters Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivers the government work report at the opening session of the National People's Congress in Beijing on March 5. Photo: Reuters
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivers the government work report at the opening session of the National People's Congress in Beijing on March 5. Photo: Reuters
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Aidan Yao

Aidan Yao

Aidan Yao is senior emerging Asia economist at AXA Investment Managers. Prior to joining AXA IM, he was a senior financial market analyst at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority for two years. He started his career at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand in 2007, serving as an economist and later senior financial market analyst until late 2011. He holds a master degree in finance (2006) and a bachelor degree in economics and finance (2005) from the University of Otago (NZ). He is also a chartered financial analyst.