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Xi: Long-term view key for economy

By An Baijie and Chen Jia | China Daily | Updated: 2020-05-24 09:10
President Xi Jinping talks on Saturday morning with political advisers from the economic sector during a panel discussion at the third session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. [Photo/Xinhua]

President calls for measures to boost public confidence

President Xi Jinping called on Saturday for a long-term perspective to deal with the current difficulties, risks and challenges facing China's economy and to boost confidence in the country's development.

The country's huge economic potential is unchanged despite the challenges ahead, and the government has numerous policy tools to promote economic development, he said.

Xi, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks while joining political advisers from the economic sector at a panel discussion during the third session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

He stressed that it is necessary to take active measures to enhance confidence in the whole of society, and particularly among market players, and to consolidate China's economic stability and good long-term development.

Xi pointed out that China's economy faces great pressure due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, along with many other structural, systematic and periodic problems.

China also faces a great number of international challenges including the world economic recession, the sharp decrease in global trade and investment, global financial market turbulence, restrictions on global travel, setbacks to economic globalization, the protectionism of some countries and rising geopolitical risks, Xi said.

China has to pursue its development in a more unstable and uncertain world, he added.

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