Premier Li calls on overseas Chinese to join in innovation, economic cooperation

Updated 2017-06-13 08:55:45 Xinhua
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meets delegates at the second overseas Chinese industrial and commercial congress in Beijing, capital of China, June 12, 2017. (Xinhua/Li Xueren)

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meets delegates at the second overseas Chinese industrial and commercial congress in Beijing, capital of China, June 12, 2017. (Xinhua/Li Xueren)

Premier Li Keqiang on Monday called on the Chinese diaspora to actively participate in the country's innovation drive and its economic cooperation with the rest of the world.

China's economy is keeping steady growth with positive outlook and the government has confidence in delivering the annual development goals, Li said while meeting delegates at the second overseas Chinese industrial and commercial congress in Beijing.

With a high growth rate, fast structural upgrading and stable employment, China is showing its advantages as a "hotspot" for investment and a huge market for merchandise, Li told delegates.

He said the government has confidence in delivering the annual development goals and is capable of maintaining a medium-high growth rate for the economy.

As the government pushes forward reforms to give the market a bigger say and reduce corporate taxes and fees, overseas Chinese can use their advantages in capital, technology, management, talent and business networks to engage in innovation in the country, the premier said.

He also urged overseas Chinese to join in Belt and Road development and contribute to economic cooperation between China and other countries.

China will continue to reduce the market threshold for foreign investment, create a fairer and easier business environment and open its doors wider, according to Li.

The premier said he also hopes overseas Chinese can help promote Chinese culture and make contributions to the peaceful reunification of China.

More than 600 overseas Chinese from over 100 countries and regions attended the congress on Monday.

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