President Xi: China aims to improve economy’s quality, efficiency – Xinhua

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China will strive to improve the quality and efficiency of the economy and deepen supply-side structural reforms this year, the official news agency Xinhua quoted President Xi Jinping as saying on Tuesday.

China will stick to the basic tone of “seeking progress while maintaining stability” in 2017’s economic work to ensure stable and healthy economic development, Chinese Xi told a meeting of the Central Leading Group on Finance and Economic Affairs.

China’s key economic targets will be announced at the annual parliament meeting, which begins on March 5.

(Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk; Editing by Richard Borsuk)