Li’s answers help boost confidence

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meets the press after the conclusion of the second session of the 13th National People’s Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 15, 2019. 

    Premier Li Keqiang’s frank answers to journalists’ questions on Friday gave average people and businesses more confidence as he articulated support for solving everyday difficulties.

    In the two-and-a-half-hour news conference, the premier took 18 questions, ranging from China-United States ties to employment and consumption. Many of my friends said he did not avoid any sensitive topics and responded to “sharp” questions.

    Benhedouga Anis, a journalist from Algerian Radio who attended the event for the first time, said the premier is clear about China’s economic and social progress.

    For instance, he made clear stances on topics closely related to people’s lives, such as caring for the elderly and children. As he said, more government support will help increase supply in this field.