Premier Li Keqiang said jobs were the most important factor in keeping economic growth in a “reasonable range”. Photo: AFP

Li Keqiang says it is time China to ‘turn the blade inward’ to boost jobs growth

  • Premier promises 11 million new jobs as Beijing tries to ensure social stability
  • Tax cuts and reduced red tape planned to help private firms
Topic |   Two Sessions 2019 (Lianghui)

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Premier Li Keqiang said jobs were the most important factor in keeping economic growth in a “reasonable range”. Photo: AFP
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Premier Li Keqiang admitted relations between China and the US had seen some “twists and turns”, particularly over trade. Photo: Simon Song

Li Keqiang says decoupling from US ‘not realistic’, denies China would ask tech firms to spy

  • Premier refutes spying suggestion, saying it is ‘not how China behaves’ and that Beijing would never require Chinese companies to do so
  • He says ‘the whole world would like to see’ resolution to tariff war with mutually beneficial outcomes
Topic |   Two Sessions 2019 (Lianghui)

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Premier Li Keqiang admitted relations between China and the US had seen some “twists and turns”, particularly over trade. Photo: Simon Song
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