Premier Li: China has the ability to meet major economic targets this year
China has the ability to fulfill major economic targets and tasks set for the year, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday, noting the country is able to achieve steady development for the long run.
China's economic development enjoys strong resilience and solid underpinning, Li said while holding the sixth "1+6" Roundtable in Beijing via video link with heads of major international economic organizations, including the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Speaking earlier, Vice Premier Liu He said that China's annual economic growth is likely to exceed the announced target.
Despite a slowdown in economic growth through the first three quarters of this year, both the IMF and Bloomberg have projected the world's second largest economy to see 8-percent growth in GDP this year.
"As China's economy has been deeply integrated into the world economy, China will open its door still wider," Li said, vowing to expand high-level opening-up and share new opportunities of its development with the rest of the world.
President of the World Bank Group David Malpass, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and Director-General of the World Trade Organization Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala attended the virtual meeting.
(Wang Siwen contributed to the video)
(With input from Xinhua)
(Cover: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang holds the sixth "1+6" Roundtable in Beijing via video link with heads of major international economic organizations, December 6, 2021. /Xinhua)