NDRC vice-chairman Ning Jizhe says some level of economic growth is necessary even though China has not set a hard target for 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE NDRC vice-chairman Ning Jizhe says some level of economic growth is necessary even though China has not set a hard target for 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
NDRC vice-chairman Ning Jizhe says some level of economic growth is necessary even though China has not set a hard target for 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE

Two sessions: no hard target but ‘growth still vital’ to China’s economy and goals

  • Senior economic planning official says a certain level of expansion necessary to protect jobs and eradicate poverty
  • Decision to abandon specific GDP rate for 2020 not without precedent, NDRC vice-chairman says

Topic |   Two Sessions 2020 (Lianghui)
NDRC vice-chairman Ning Jizhe says some level of economic growth is necessary even though China has not set a hard target for 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE NDRC vice-chairman Ning Jizhe says some level of economic growth is necessary even though China has not set a hard target for 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
NDRC vice-chairman Ning Jizhe says some level of economic growth is necessary even though China has not set a hard target for 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
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