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  Chinese premier acknowledges slowing economy cites unexpected shocks Chinese premier acknowledges slowing economy cites unexpected shocks Shocks Beijing Aug 17 2022 Amid an economic slowdown China must adopt special measures in order to offset shocks beyond expectation in the second quarter according to Premier Li Keqiang Now is the most critical juncture for economic rebound he told provincial leaders at a meeting in Shenzhen according to official statements on Wednesday Officials must coordinate Coronavirus COVID 19 response with economic and social development to ensure effective virus containment economic stability and development security he said He was referring to the lockdowns imposed under China s strict zero pandemic policy which have dampened growth Li called on the six strongest provinces which together make up 45 per cent of economic output to proactively drive growth They should effectively implement the policy package for stabilizing the economy and unlock their own policy potential he said He also said those provinces should take a leading role in creating and preserving jobs noting that sluggish demand is a pronounced hindrance in economic activity Li s comments were a public acknowledgement that the Chinese economy is weakening and come as key metrics such as industrial production retail sales and fixed asset investment all fell below forecasts in July In an unexpected move to bolster the economy China s central bank has also cut some interest rates In the second quarter China s economy grew by only 0 4 per cent far below the government target of 5 5 per cent for the year as a whole The Chinese economy is only likely to grow 3 3 per cent this year according to estimates by the International Monetary Fund www nannews ng YEE NewsSourceCredit NAN
Chinese premier acknowledges slowing economy, cites unexpected shocks

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3 Beijing, Aug. 17, 2022  Amid an economic slowdown, China must adopt special measures in order to offset “shocks beyond expectation” in the second quarter, according to Premier Li Keqiang.

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4 “Now is the most critical juncture for economic rebound,” he told provincial leaders at a meeting in Shenzhen, according to official statements on Wednesday.

5 Officials must “coordinate Coronavirus (COVID-19) response with economic and social development to ensure effective virus containment, economic stability and development security,” he said.

6 He was referring to the lockdowns imposed under China’s strict zero pandemic policy which have dampened growth.

7 Li called on the six strongest provinces, which together make up 45 per cent of economic output, to “proactively” drive growth.

8 “They should effectively implement the policy package for stabilizing the economy and unlock their own policy potential,” he said.

9 He also said those provinces should take a leading role in creating and preserving jobs, noting that “sluggish demand is a pronounced hindrance in economic activity.

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Li’s comments were a public acknowledgement that the Chinese economy is weakening, and come as key metrics such as industrial production, retail sales and fixed-asset investment all fell below forecasts in July.
In an unexpected move to bolster the economy, China’s central bank has also cut some interest rates.

11 In the second quarter, China’s economy grew by only 0.4 per cent, far below the government target of 5.5 per cent for the year as a whole.

12 The Chinese economy is only likely to grow 3.3 per cent this year, according to estimates by the International Monetary Fund. (www.

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