Mar. 7, 2018 -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang joins a panel discussion with the deputies from Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region at the first session of the 13th National People's Congress in Beijing, capital of China, March 6, 2018. (Xinhua/Ding Haitao)
BEIJING, Mar. 7, 2018 -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang called for joint efforts to advance reform and opening-up, promote innovation, sustain economic growth and improve people's livelihood at the ongoing national legislative session Tuesday.
Joining deputies to the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) from southern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Li stressed following the guide of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era.
Li said as this year marks the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up drive, local governments should not only fully implement national reform policies, but launch tailored measures of their own to create a business-friendly environment for the benefit of enterprises and the public.
Local governments were also told to practise frugality but increase spending on programs for people's livelihood and focus on poverty alleviation.