Premier Li Keqiang and President Xi Jinping toast glasses during a dinner reception at the Great Hall of the People on Friday to mark China’s National Day holiday. Photo: AP
Premier Li Keqiang and President Xi Jinping toast glasses during a dinner reception at the Great Hall of the People on Friday to mark China’s National Day holiday. Photo: AP

China’s risk-averse local cadres at a loss as Beijing repeats economy-boosting plea but offers little

  • With the 20th party congress approaching, Premier Li Keqiang’s economy-boosting directives to local authorities ‘will have some effect, but don’t expect too much’, researcher says
  • Fears over potential political missteps and abrupt policy changes have resulted in political inertia as local authorities take a wait-and-see approach

Premier Li Keqiang and President Xi Jinping toast glasses during a dinner reception at the Great Hall of the People on Friday to mark China’s National Day holiday. Photo: AP
Premier Li Keqiang and President Xi Jinping toast glasses during a dinner reception at the Great Hall of the People on Friday to mark China’s National Day holiday. Photo: AP
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