Overseas media: Views on China's 2020 economic targets

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-05-22 17:10
The third session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) opens at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, May 22, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

Premier Li Keqiang delivered the Government Work Report to the third session of the 13th National People's Congress in Beijing on Friday morning.

The Premier acknowledged that the world's second-largest economy faces "difficult factors" and "uncertainties" due to the novel coronavirus, which has sharply reduced global demand and dampened economic activities.

Let's take a look at what overseas media said.

Economic growth

Workers work at a vehicle chair manufacture factory in Lintong District of Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi province, Feb 26, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

China will still pay attention to its economic growth rate despite opting not to set a target this year due to heightened uncertainties stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

-- Reuters

Parting with years of precedent, China abandoned on Friday an annual growth target for 2020, in an acknowledgment that restarting its economy after the coronavirus outbreak will be a slow and difficult process.

-- The New York Times

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