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More Likonomics than Xiconomics? (Source photo by Reuters and AP)
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Analysis: Less Xi, more Li in China policy speech

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KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

When Li Keqiang takes questions from domestic and foreign journalists on Friday, it will likely be his last appearance in the spotlight as China's premier.

The premier's press conference at the conclusion of the National People's Congress each year is the one time when reporters can directly ask questions to Chinese leaders.

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