Premier Li Keqiang arrives at the press conference as the National People’s Congress 2019 closes. Photo: Simon Song

China needs to create 11 million new jobs next year to ensure stability, Premier Li Keqiang says

  • Uncertainty persists even as the National People’s Congress passes a law protecting foreign investment in China, and several proposals to fend off an economic downturn
  • Follow the Post’s blow-by-blow coverage of Li’s press conference here
Topic |   Two Sessions 2019 (Lianghui)

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Premier Li Keqiang arrives at the press conference as the National People’s Congress 2019 closes. Photo: Simon Song
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Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) and Premier Li Keqiang applaud during the closing session of the National People’s Congress in Beijing on Friday. Photo: AP

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s quick economic fixes pass with zero votes against – a show of approval by National People’s Congress?

  • Ballot often seen as barometer of premier’s popularity, with hundreds having opposed some of Li’s past reports – but he is seen as face of Xi Jinping’s policies
  • In Friday’s other ballots, on supreme court and prosecutor reports, 156 and 71 delegates vote against respectively
Topic |   Two Sessions 2019 (Lianghui)

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Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) and Premier Li Keqiang applaud during the closing session of the National People’s Congress in Beijing on Friday. Photo: AP
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