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Premier Li, intl finance chiefs meet press, express confidence

Updated: Sep 12,2017 9:34 PM

Premier Li Keqiang and the leaders of six major international economic and financial institutions met the press after a round table on Sept 12, in Beijing.

The six leaders were: World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde, World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, International Labor Organization (ILO) Director-General Guy Ryder, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Secretary-General Angel Angel Gurría, and Financial Stability Board (FSB) Chairman Mark Carney.

Premier Li expressed his view on the current global economic situation, and said the Chinese economy would continue its upward trend in the second half of this year, following 6.9 percent growth in the first six months.

“We are confident that China’s economy will maintain medium and high growth with solid steps in economic upgrade,” Premier Li said.

The finance chiefs appreciated the Chinese government’s effort to build such a platform for all sides to discuss major issues concerning the global and Chinese economy.

They said China has made effective work in promoting growth, adjusting structure, and curbing risks.

As China’s economic upgrade and transformation is progressing, mass entrepreneurship and innovation have unleashed market vitality with an improving business environment.

According to the leaders, China backs up multilateralism and free trade, and has provided strong support to the recovery and growth of the world economy.

International economic and financial institutions support China’s efforts to continue its structural reform and opening-up, and maintain high-quality and sustainable growth.

The leaders highlighted China’s firm stand on a multilateral trading system, and said they expected a regular discussion mechanism on issues of common concern.