Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to hold roundtable with heads of global financial bodies

By: | Published: September 6, 2017 5:43 PM

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will hold an annual roundtable meeting here next week with leaders of six major international economic and financial institutions to discuss the state of China's economy.

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will hold an annual roundtable meeting here next week with leaders of six major international economic and financial institutions to discuss the state of China’s economy. The six leaders are World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, World Trade Organisation Director-General Roberto Azevedo, International Labor Organisation Director-General Guy Ryder, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Secretary-General Angel Gurria and Financial Stability Board Chairman Mark Carney. The meeting scheduled for September 12 will focus on economic growth, structural reform, sustainable development, trade and investment, financial stability, innovation, entrepreneurship and employment, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told media today. Li and the six leaders held their first roundtable meeting in 2016.

The Chinese economy in the first half of this year grew by 6.9 per cent year-on-year to about $5.6 trillion, above the government’s target of 6.5 per cent for the year. In the second quarter, GDP of the world’s second largest economy held steady at 6.9 per cent year-on-year, flat from the first quarter. IMF has projected that the Chinese economy this year was expected to grow around 6.7 per cent.

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