Economists and analysts also expect more reform measures to be disclosed during the National People's Congress, set to start on Monday, when the government will present its key economic policy directions and targets for 2018.
The year-on-year economic growth rate of 6.9 percent last year also was remarkable among the world's major economies, he added.
Chinese President Xi Jinping gives a thumbs-up as he watches the football match in Berlin between youth teams from Zhidan in China's Shaanxi province and VfL Wolfsburg, Germany, March 29, 2014. The Chinese team lost to VfL Wolfsburg 0-2. [Photo/Xinhua]
Many measures targeting poverty have helped to improve residents' incomes, such as the development of high-efficiency agriculture and highlighting rural tourism, which yielded better jobs, new farm produce and markets for many once-poor farmers. It beautified many villages as well.
Separatists in Taiwan are being naive or self-deceiving if they consider the US State Department’s approval of a marketing license to sell military submarine technology to the island to be good news.