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China People's Congress

China sets growth target of more than 6% for 2021

Premier Li Keqiang announces goal in work report at opening of NPC

SHANGHAI -- China set an economic growth target of more than 6% this year, but warned of uncertainties over the global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic as it set out a plan to achieve its long-term goal of becoming a developed economy by 2035.

In a readout of the government work report on Friday, Premier Li Keqiang told the annual session of the National People's Congress in Beijing that China will embrace its 14th five-year plan through 2025.

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