Li Takes Mantle as China Premier With Growth Model at Stake

Li Takes Mantle as China Premier With Growth Model at Stake

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Workers labor on a construction site in the Fun City apartment complex in Beijing. Chinese leaders are trying to keep growth from slowing excessively after decelerating last year to 7.8 percent, a 13-year low, following an average annual rate of 10.6 percent over the previous decade.