China’s three “critical battles” – risk, poverty, pollution

March 6, 2018

BEIJING – Delivering the Government’s work report to China's national legislature, Premier Li Keqiang has stressed increasing support for what he called the "three critical battles" - against risk, poverty and pollution.  A moderately prosperous society could not arise with volatile financial markets, people locked in poverty, or polluted skies, mountains and rivers, he said.

Before nearly 3,000 NPC deputies gathering at the Great Hall of the People, Premier Li called on the people to rally even closer around the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core, to be enterprising and to work hard.

China’s State newsagency, Xinhua, said the annual session was announcing actions that would shape efforts in the years to come to make China a great modern socialist country.

Premier Li said China would be bolder in reform and opening up, calling it a "game-changing" move in making China what it is today.

He went on to say the Government would better protect intellectual property and open wider to foreign investors, from the general manufacturing sector to telecommunications, medical services, education, elderly care and new energy vehicles. (ATI).