Premier stresses stabilization of market entities, employment, stepping up opening-up – Xinhua English.news.cn

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, visits Jinjiang International Land Port in southeast China’s Fujian Province, July 8, 2022. Li conducted an inspection tour in Fujian Province from Thursday to Friday. (Xinhua/Li Tao)

FUZHOU, July 10 (Xinhua) — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has called for efforts to properly implement policies aimed at stabilizing the development of market entities and employment, and advancing opening-up.

Li, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks while on an inspection tour in east China’s Fujian Province from Thursday to Friday.

He heard a report on job stabilization from the provincial government and visited an innovation park named Bosssoft. Hailing the parks’ achievements in incubating high-tech businesses and creating many job opportunities, Li urged the local government to provide funds to help the incubators cut costs, such as the rent.

Addressing entrepreneurs and recent university graduates working in the park, he said the country should encourage mass entrepreneurship and innovation by inspiring more people, especially young people, to start businesses and to innovate.

While inspecting Lioho Machinery, a Taiwan-funded enterprise, he encouraged the company to gain greater market share through innovations and quality management.

There are dozens of Taiwan-funded enterprises in the industrial park where Lioho Machinery was based. Li spoke with some of the entrepreneurs, inviting them to invest in mainland China, insisting on safeguarding their legitimate rights and interests, and hoping they would cooperate with mainland businesses for win-win results.

Li heard a report on foreign trade and investment in Fujian Province and inspected Jinjiang International Land Port. Noting that ports are a key window for opening up and provide important support for imports and exports, he urged advancing reforms in devolution of power, improving regulations and optimizing the environment. business in ports.

He also stressed the strict implementation of policies to streamline logistics, continue to facilitate customs clearance and expand the capacity of collection and distribution ports to reduce business costs, stabilize market expectations and improve international competitiveness.

While visiting ANTA Sports, a large private sportswear company, Li encouraged the company to be competitive in the high-end market while focusing on expanding the mass market with huge consumption potential. .

Hearing that the company has created more than 300,000 jobs nationwide, Li said China’s economy is more resilient and active, as many private companies have grown into big businesses and have worked closely with a large number of small businesses and independent businesses.

Stressing the role of market entities in promoting economic growth, he urged efforts to provide equal relief and development support to public, private and foreign-funded enterprises.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, talks with entrepreneurs and recent university graduates working at an innovation park named Bosssoft in Fujian Province (south -east China), July 7, 2022. Li paid an inspection tour in Fujian Province from Thursday to Friday. (Xinhua/Li Tao)

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, talks to employees of ANTA Sports, a large private sportswear company, in Fujian province (south (Eastern China), July 8, 2022 Li conducted an inspection tour in Fujian Province from Thursday to Friday. (Xinhua/Li Tao)

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, visits Lioho Machinery, a Taiwan-funded company in southeast China’s Fujian Province, July 7. 2022. Li conducted an inspection tour in Fujian Province from Thursday to Friday. (Xinhua/Li Tao)

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