09Jun

emier Li Keqiang presides over a State Council meeting

上海乌托邦女神会所 Premier Li Keqiang called for greater strides in reform and opening-up to stimulate market v

itality and to transform and upgrade economic structure in revitalizing the rust belt in Northeast China.

Li’s remarks came as he presided over a State Council meeting on Thursday on revitalizing the country’s traditional industrial bases.

He underscored the importance of transforming government functions

and bettering the business environment, and urged government departments to offer

more support to provinces in the Northeast in streamlining administration.

The tax cuts and fee reduction policies must be implemented in full, an

d the country will make the region a priority in special transfer payments to localities, he said.

The reform of State-owned enterprises must be moved forw

ard, and more work must be done to expand the private sector, he said.

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