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03.13.2014 19:16

Gov't Can Be Flexible in Handling of Growth Target, Li Says as NPC Ends

Premier also downplays critics' talk of a 'hard landing,' but concedes that economic conditions will be more difficult to handle than in past years
By staff reporter Niu Muge

(Beijing) – China's government will be flexible regarding its 7.5 percent goal for GDP growth this year and continue work to improve people's livelihoods, Premier Li Keqiang said on March 13 as annual meeting of the country's top legislature drew to a close.

Li appeared at a press conference to close the annual meeting of the National People's Congress, and answered questions from domestic and foreign reporters on a range of issues, from economic growth to housing and pollution.

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