China’s Li Keqiang Vows Stability as ‘Complex and Volatile’ International Climate Weighs on Economy



Amanda Lee | South China Morning Post

Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday acknowledged the “great pressure” facing China’s economy, both at home and in a turbulent environment abroad, but vowed the government would do all it could to drive stable and sustainable development.

“Under the complex and volatile international economic and political conditions, for a large economy like ours … stability means progress,” Li said in an article published by the state backed People’s Daily.

China’s economy has bounced back from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic early this year, expanding by 

4.9 per cent between July and September compared with a year earlier. But it faces external uncertainty due to a growing rivalry with the US and the effect of the coronavirus that is still raging across much of the world.
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