李克强主持召开国务院全体会议 讨论《政府工作报告（征求意见稿）》 韩正等出席
Li Keqiang convened and presided over a State Council plenary meeting. The meeting discussed the Government Work Report (Consultation Draft). Han Zheng and others attended.
Introduction and Translation by Adam Ni, edited by Alexander Davey
The State Council held a plenary meeting on Thursday, January 19. The meeting discussed the draft Government Work Report, which, once finalised, will be submitted to the upcoming session of the National People’s Congress in March.
At the meeting, Li Keqiang gave a positive assessment of government work over the last year in the face of a “complex and severe” environment. Looking forward, he says that “[China’s] economy is currently facing new downward pressures and uncertainties have grown in number”. As a result, Li calls for prioritising stability and steady growth of the economy.
For those looking for greater detail, below is a translation of the meeting’s official readout.