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Premier Li Keqiang presides over economic symposium

Updated: Apr 15,2013 1:40 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING -- Premier Li Keqiang has presided over a symposium on the economic situation, the first to be held by the new Chinese government.

Economists from colleges and research institutions have voiced their opinions on areas such as foreign trade, finance and real estate. Business executives have also expressed their views on the current market situation and business operations. Premier Li raised questions and exchanged opinions with each speaker. At the end of the symposium, Li says China’s current economy has remained stable so far this year, but the domestic and international environment is still quite complicated, requiring China to enhance predictability in making economic decisions.

Li says China should work on existing problems, keep the economy growing at a reasonable rate, emphasize the quality and efficiency of the economy, and push forward the economic restructure and upgrade. Li also stressed the importance of deepening reforms which can ensure the sustainability of economic development. Li said he hopes attendees will continue providing opinions to the government, and help solve problems in economic development.