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China Premier Urges Policy Fine-Tuning as Economic Woes Mount

  • Covid spread, power shortages fuel concerns on growth
  • Li Keqiang calls for steady supply of agricultural goods
Li Keqiang on Nov. 1.
Li Keqiang on Nov. 1.Photographer: Ding Lin/Xinhua/Getty Images

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said preemptive steps and fine-tuning of policies are needed to address challenges facing the economy, as concern builds over slowing growth.

During a meeting on Wednesday of the State Council, Li also called for authorities to ensure the supplies of major agricultural goods and improve capacity of reserves, according to state broadcaster CCTV. He didn’t elaborate on details of any new measures.