Highlights of Premier Li's press conference | Updated: 2017-03-15 10:37
Highlights of Premier Li's press conference

Premier Li Keqiang answers questions of reporters at a news conference during the annual two sessions in Beijing on March 15, 2017. [Photo by Kuang Linhua/]

Made in China 2025

Made in China 2025 is to enhance the quality of products, better meet consumers' demands, and constitutes an important part of the supply-side structural reform.

But the plan will never lead to reducing imports and retreating from further opening-up.

Mass entrepreneurship and innovation

China's 800 million-strong labor force, among whom 170 million received higher education and training in professional skills, is a tremendous source to generate enormous market opportunities for both China and the world.

The government should create a good environment to promote business startups and innovation and for Chinese people to make the best of their intelligence.

Mass entrepreneurship and innovation has not only brought many job opportunities, but also created many modes of business, including the sharing economy and Internet Plus. More

Mainland-HK bond market trading link

A bond market trading link will be set up between the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong this year to further open the country's securities market.

The bond market link will allow overseas investors to buy and trade bonds in the Chinese mainland market while offering mainland investors access to the bond market in Hong Kong.

The central government will step up the effort to support the Hong Kong economy and will issue more policies to promote cooperation between the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong. More

China-Russia trade relations

China-Russia trade relations have turned the corner and achieved strong growth. The outcome should be attributed to the joint efforts from both sides.

Two-way trade recorded a big surge in the first two months this year, showing there is still tremendous untapped potential in China-Russia economic and trade ties and the two economies are highly complementary.

"I have confidence that the goals we set for our two-way trade can be achieved." More

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