Chinese premier stresses promoting sustainable and sound economic, social development – Xinhua
BEIJING, March 6 (Xinhua) — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Sunday stressed the need for concerted and concrete efforts to ensure sustainable and solid economic and social development.
Li, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks while joining lawmakers from Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in a group deliberation on the government work report during of the current fifth session of the 13th National People’s Congress, the national legislature.
Li acknowledged that China’s development may encounter more difficulties and challenges this year, and called on Guangxi to make good use of supportive policies and tap into its potential to achieve better development.
Guangxi should seize the opportunity of the implementation of the regional comprehensive economic partnership agreement and promote its cooperation with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Li said.
Li stressed the importance of tax refunds and tax reductions in boosting the vitality of market entities, stressing that these policies should go directly to market entities and tax refunds should prioritize micro and small businesses with a greater emphasis on supporting the manufacturing sector.
On ensuring and improving people’s well-being, Li called for efforts to continuously strengthen compulsory education, improve primary-level medical services and advance the construction of affordable housing. ■