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Cartoons: Premier Li’s memorable moments in 2016

Updated: Jan 2,2017 10:11 AM     english.gov.cn

Premier Li dressed in coal workers’ uniform took a tramcar more than 300 meters underground to talk with miners and check the safety condition in a coal mine, when he visited Shanxi province on Jan 5. He said the miners are “the backbone of Shanxi province and the entire country”.[Photo/China Daily]

In 2016, Premier Li Keqiang announced a series of measures in various fields to boost development and help improve people’s living standards.

Here, with the help of 24 cartoons, we take a look at some of Premier Li’s memorable moments in the past year.

The State Council executive meeting on Jan 13 simplified regulations and delegated powers to lower levels to free up the market. The Premier said that establishing a truly fair market order should depend on supervision, not administrative approvals.[Photo/China Daily]

Premier Li has called for left-behind children to be cared for on several occasions during the year, and said their protection should be promoted by everyone in the country. China has more than 9 million children left behind by their parents who leave rural areas to work in cities.[Photo/China Daily]

The State Council, China’s Cabinet, has decided at an executive meeting that more support should be given to the elderly care industry. The Cabinet said that unreasonable approval requirements for setting up old-age care institutions should be eliminated.[Photo/China Daily]

In the Government Work Report delivered on March 5, Premier Li suggested promoting Internet Plus to improve government services, giving more opportunities to budding entrepreneurs and startups.[Photo/China Daily]

At a news conference held after the “two sessions”, the Premier said people’s needs and concerns can spur the government to check the reform results.[Photo/China Daily]

Addressing the first Lancang-Mekong cooperation leaders’ meeting in Sanya on March 23, the Premier said China wants to work with other countries to strengthen cooperation among the nations.[Photo/China Daily]

A top priority of the State Council, China’s cabinet, is to devise effective policies to encourage the restructuring and upgrading of the country’s manufacturing industries. [Photo/China Daily]

At a meeting on innovative management of higher education institutions on April 15, Premier Li said higher education institutions should speed up reforms, become more autonomous and revise or abolish rules that restrict their development.[Photo/China Daily]

Premier Li Keqiang visited the Jingrong makers town in Chengdu, capital city of Southwest China’s Sichuan province on April 25, 2016 where he was invited to play badminton with a robot designed by one of the town’s start-up teams.[Photo/China Daily]

Premier Li held an executive meeting of the State Council on May 4 to ensure the implementation of policies that encourage private investment. He pointed out that private enterprises had been facing the problem of having “no door”, meaning their access in the past to those who could accept and handle their requests had been limited.[Photo/China Daily]

Premier Li said at a State Council executive meeting on May 18 that the government is resolved to carry out the reform of centrally-administered State-owned enterprises (SOEs), describing the determination as that of “a brave warrior cutting off his own hand to save his body”. The reform aims to improve the performance of the centrally-administered SOEs, said the Premier.[Photo/China Daily]

Premier Li refueled a red truck on the assembly line during his visit to a heavy truck plant of Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle Co in Shiyan city, Central China’s Hubei province, on May 23. “I’m not only encouraging Dongfeng company, but also encouraging Made in China. We need quality reform to promote the upgrading of Chinese manufacturing,” said Premier Li. [Photo/China Daily]

Premier Li accompanied visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel for a walk on June 12 in the Summer Palace, a Chinese garden built in the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).[Photo/China Daily]

Premier Li gets on a super intelligent bicycle built from carbon fiber, for a test ride during a visit to a Flying Pigeon bicycle experience store in Tianjin on June 26, 2016. He says he would like to advertise Chinese bicycles, saying he wants to help support the intelligent upgrading of the “Made in China” strategy.[Photo/China Daily]

Premier Li directed flood rescue and relief work along the main dike of Yangtze River in Wuhan, capital city of Central China’s Hubei province on July 6.[Photo/China Daily]

On the morning of July 22, Premier Li holds a “1+6” roundtable with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria and FSB Chairman Mark Carney at Fanghua Villa, Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing. [Photo/China Daily]

Premier Li kept a tight schedule attending bilateral and multilateral meetings during the East Asia Summit in Laos. He only had a brief lunch, a sandwich and a cup of coffee, on the noon of Sept 8 before rushing to the 10+8 leaders meeting.[Photo/China Daily]

Premier Li looks at Macao city view after holding talks with Macao Special Administrative Region Chief Executive Chui Sai-on on Oct 10. [Photo/China Daily]

At a meeting on the revitalization of the northeast old industrial base on Oct 18, the Premier urged the region to deepen reform and create a better investment and business environment.[Photo/China Daily]

Premier Li said at an executive meeting of the State Council, on Nov 15 that the country will make more efforts to improve weak links in the economy.[Photo/China Daily]

Premier Li said at a meeting in Shanghai on Nov 21 that the government should support the growth of small businesses, citing two food stalls closed by local regulators. [Photo by Song Chen/China Daily]

Premier Li said at a Nov 29 executive meeting of the State Council, China’s Cabinet, that the reform to replace corporate business with value-added tax will help enterprises grow. [Photo/China Daily]

At the executive meeting of the State Council on Dec 21, China’s Cabinet, Premier Li said that big cities’ medical resources should be directed to grassroots areas to benefit more people through the use of the internet.[Photo by Luo Jie/China Daily]

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