China underscores economic, social stability in 2017

Updated 2017-03-05 09:18:54 Xinhua

China will intensify efforts to stabilize growth, ensure employment and prevent risks in 2017 to safeguard economic and social stability, according to a government work report available to the media Sunday morning ahead of the annual parliamentary session.[Special coverage]

"Stability is of overriding importance...we must not allow the red line to be crossed concerning financial security, people's wellbeing, or environmental protection," the report said.

Under the prerequisite of stability, China should forge ahead with reforms to seek progress in key areas, according to the report.

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