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Modernising China's agriculture key to tackling slower economy: Li Keqiang

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Mr Li wrote that investing in infrastructure in rural areas could help digest some of the excess capacity in China's steel and cement industries, as well as create new jobs.

Beijing

MODERNISING Chinese agriculture will help in countering slower economic growth by driving investment in rural infrastructure and boosting consumption, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said.

The Chinese economy grew at its slowest pace in 24 years in 2014 as property prices cooled