China sets 2020 goals as top legislature convenes

Premier Li Keqiang on Saturday expressed his confidence of realizing China’s 2020 goals, while mentioning to fight “a difficult battle” in face of tougher challenges.

The government work report, delivered by Li at the opening meeting of the national legislature annual session, sets this year’s economic growth target at between 6.5 and 7 percent as well as the average annual growth rate for the next five years at above 6.5 percent.

The year 2016 is the starting year of China’s 13th five-year plan towards 2020 by when China vowed to complete the building of a moderately prosperous society in all respects. China aims to double the 2010 GDP and per capita personal income by 2020.

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