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China People's Congress

Li says China wants 'mutual respect' from US ahead of Alaska talks

Premier denies 6% GDP target is low, insists Beijing cooperated with WHO

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is displayed on a screen during a news conference held via video link, following the closing session of the National People's Congress in Beijing on March 11.   © Reuters

SHANGHAI -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday called for the U.S. and his own country to respect one another's national interests, ahead of a high-level bilateral meeting in Alaska next week.

Li was speaking to reporters after the closing of the annual National People's Congress in Beijing, where lawmakers approved bills and development plans designed to sustain economic growth in the aftermath of COVID-19.

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