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China will hit growth target, avoid hard landing: Li Keqiang

Reform and development aren't mutually exclusive, he says, but observers note that reform efforts are stalling

“As long as we persist with reform and opening up, China’s economy won’t have a hard landing,” said Mr Li.


CHINA's Prime Minister Li Keqiang on Wednesday declared that the country would achieve its growth target this year and avoid mass layoffs.

Hinting that growth has, for now, trumped reform as the No 1 item on Beijing's agenda, he told reporters at the Great Hall of the...

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