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Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 09:47

Li sure of meeting key development goals

By Xinhua

Li sure of meeting key development goals
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (C) speaks at a conference to discuss how to improve economic development and people's livelihood in Beijing, capital of China, Nov 14, 2016. (Yao Dawei / Xinhua)

BEIJING – Chinese premier Li Keqiang has said that the nation is sure to accomplish its major 2016 development goals under the firm leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core.

Li urged the authorities to maintain a stable job market, firmly make development the top priority and promote continued economic growth through reform

Li made the remarks at a conference on improving economic development and people's quality of life on Monday.

He urged the authorities to maintain a stable job market, firmly make development the top priority and promote continued economic growth through reform, opening up and innovation.

The Chinese premier noted that uncertainties in the international environment and different levels of development among regions and industries in the country pose a challenge for the government.

He asked for continued efforts to pursue supply-side structural reform while appropriately expanding aggregate demand.

The premier said the authorities should strengthen new economic momentum and accelerate development of new technology, new industries, new entities and new modes as well as the transformation and upgrading of traditional industries.

Stressing the fundamental objective of development is to improve people's livelihood, he said efforts to improve people's livelihood will also add to growth momentum.

Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli also attended the conference. Experts from universities, research institutions, hospitals, enterprises and local housing authorities attended the conference.

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