China’s economy could face more downward pressure in 2020 than it did this year, but the government will take steps to keep growth within a reasonable range, state television on Thursday quoted Premier Li Keqiang as saying, reported Reuters.
The government will strive to stabilize economic growth while promoting reforms and preventing risks, Li was quoted as saying. “Next year, China’s economic development is likely to encounter greater downward pressure and face a more complex situation.”
The government is on track to achieve its key economic targets this year despite difficulties, Li said.
China’s economic growth slowed to 6.0% in the third quarter, a near 30-year low, but full-year growth is expected to be within the government’s target of 6% to 6.5%.