China’s Premier: Growth  of Around 7% ‘Not Easy’
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China’s Premier: Growth of Around 7% ‘Not Easy’

China's Premier Li Keqiang said that with the global economic recovery losing steam, achieving domestic growth of around 7% is "not easy", according to a transcript of his remarks posted on the website of the State Council, China's Cabinet.
Nonetheless in his comments, made at a recent meeting with senior provincial officials, the premier said that continued strength in the labor market and services were reasons for optimism, despite the headwinds facing the manufacturing sector.
"As long as employment remains adequate, the people's income grows, and the environment continuously improves, GDP a little higher or lower than 7% is acceptable," the premier said in the comments posted on Saturday.
China is due to release its third-quarter gross domestic product growth figures on Monday. A Reuters poll of 50 economists put expected growth at 6.8% year on year, which would be the slowest since the financial crisis in 2009.
China's growth in the first half of 2015, at 7%, was already the slowest since that time. Policymakers had previously forecast growth of "around 7%" for 2015.
Most official and private estimates show that the Chinese labor market as a whole is outperforming the steep slowdown in industry, largely due to continuing strength in the service sector.
But some analysts have expressed concern that the sharp drop in industrial profits over the past year indicates deeper weakness in income growth and wages next year, which could weaken overall growth further. Industrial profits fell 8.8% year on year in August, the steepest drop since China's statistics agency began publishing such data in 2011.
The premier cited the emergence of new industries including the Internet sector, the continued need for high infrastructure investment in western regions, and ongoing urbanization as additional reasons for optimism on China's future growth trajectory.
Nonetheless, Li also highlighted the need for further market-oriented reforms and a reduced government role in the economy in order to fully grasp new economic opportunities and maintain growth.


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