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Notable quotes from Premier Li’s panel discussions with NPC deputies

Updated: Mar 12,2017 3:11 PM     english.gov.cn

“China has 1.3 billion people, and 170 million with higher education and professional skills. This is the strongest foundation for the country’s economic growth.”

During a panel discussion with political advisers from economic and agricultural sectors on March 4

“Ending domestic long-distance, roaming charges not only brings benefits to the users, but also helps telecom operators increase product sales and improve their competitiveness. This win-win move certainly should be encouraged by the government.“

During a panel discussion with NPC deputies from Shandong province on March 6

“Ethnic unity should bring all ethnic groups together like sticky rice.”

—During a meeting with NPC deputies from Tibet autonomous region on March 7

“Reducing administrative fees and charges is the hardest reform. The process is tough, but the government will carry on with the reform at all costs, as it is the call of the people and the market.”

During a meeting with NPC deputies from Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region on March 8

“Ordinary people are the top priority.”

During a meeting with NPC deputies from Northwest China’s Shaanxi province on March 9

“Central departments should take the lead in cutting general spending by no less than 5 percent this year, with efforts to bring more benefits to the people and enterprises. To enable the people to live well, the government needs to tighten its belt.”

—At a panel discussion with NPC deputies from Anhui province on March 10

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