Delegations Continue Discussing Premier Li's Government Work Report

  • March 7, 2014
  • By Fan Wenjun
  • Editor: Sophia Zhu
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Delegations Continue Discussing Premier Li's Government Work Report
Delegations of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) from all over China held plenary sessions and group meetings to continue their discussions and revisions of the government work report on March 6. [Women of China/Fan Wenjun]
Delegations of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) from all over China held plenary sessions and group meetings to continue their discussions and revisions of the government work report on March 6.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivered his first annual government work report during the opening session of the NPC, China's top legislature, on March 5 in Beijing. The report covered key issues facing China today, including economic growth targets, including the implementation of proposed reforms, and measures to improve the country's standard of living, among other issues.

Besides China aiming to hit its 7.5 percent GDP growth target for 2014,, the report also sent a strong message to the outside world that China intends to implement further reforms that will be vital to the country's future growth. The government will be further streamlined by exempting more items from central government approval, by allowing the market to play a larger role in domestic business enterprises, by granting more liberty in making investment decisions and permitting non-state capital to enter the country's most-treasured sectors, such as the oil industry, railways and telecommunications, which are all currently dominated by state-owned enterprises. Likewise, local governments may soon be allowed to issue bonds to garner finance as a way to ease municipal and provincial debt.

The report also touched upon other important issues, such as combating pollution, China's foreign policy agenda and counter-terrorism.

(Women of China)

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