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China People's Congress

China seeks to calm markets with pledge to keep growth on target

Premier Li stresses 'job first' policy as foreign investment law passes

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said the actions of the Chinese government "sent a message of stability to the market." (Photo by Taro Yokosawa)

BEIJING -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday insisted economic growth would be kept within the government's target range.

"It is true that the Chinese economy has encountered new downward pressure against the larger backdrop of slower global economic growth," Li told reporters in Beijing at the end of the 11-day National People's Congress.

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