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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivers a work report at the opening session of the annual National People's Congress in Beijing's Great Hall of the People, Monday, March 5, 2018 (Photo by Kosaku Mimura).
China People's Congress 2018

China projects 6.5% growth in 2018 amid economic reform

Beijing prioritizes reducing financial risks over higher growth

CK TAN, Nikkei staff writer | China

BEIJING -- China on Monday said its economy is expected to grow around 6.5% in 2018, highlighting the country's aim of accommodating slower growth to focus on reining in financial risks.

Prime Minister Li Keqiang told the National People's Congress during the legislature's annual sitting that while growth remains strong amid the recovery in the global economy, China will focus on pressing ahead with its reform agenda.

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