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Premier meets World Bank President, WHO chief

Updated: Jul 9,2014 5:21 PM     Xinhua

Premier Li Keqiang (2nd R, front) meets with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim (2nd L, front) and Margaret Chan (1st L, front), director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), in Beijing, capital of China, July 8, 2014.[Photo/Xinhua]

Premier Li Keqiang met on July 8 with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan in Beijing.

The Chinese government has been reforming the medical and health care system to improve accessibility and affordability, and cope with the aging of the population.

The adjustment of China’s industrial structure rests on developing service industries, said Li, with medical and health care services a prime example. The government plans to increase investment in the sector, increase the supply of medical resources and public goods, and introduce private capital into the sector.

Premier Li Keqiang (C) meets with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim (R) and Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), in Beijing, capital of China, July 8, 2014. [Photo/Xinhua]

China’s medical and health care services must benefit all citizens, boost economic growth and increase job opportunities, he said.

Li appreciated the support of the World Bank and the WHO and said the Chinese government is willing to work closely with the two organizations.

Jim Yong Kim and Margaret Chan also voiced willingness to enhance exchanges and cooperation with China.

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