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CNBC: What will be the slowest growth rate that the government would find acceptable in 2014 without stimulating the economy?

Premier Li Keqiang: I have read negative reports about the Chinese economy. Last year we met our growth targets without stimulating the economy, so why can’t we do it again this year? We are most concerned about employment, increasing incomes, and the people’s livelihood. I have visited families where none of the family members have a job. We need appropriate GDP growth to safeguard employment. We are flexible. We are not just looking for GDP growth that can benefit the people and contribute to environmental protection.

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Hong Kong Commercial Daily: What’s your view on the development prospects for Hong Kong?

Premier Li Keqiang: Hong Kong has continued to prosper in difficult economic conditions. It has maintained its competitive edge. It has made an important contribution to China’s reform and opening up. The Chinese government’s policy towards Hong Kong and Macao is consistent and clear-cut. The government will continue to support Hong Kong as a financial, shipping and trading center.

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AP: What are the obstacles in improving China-U.S. relations and what change does China want to see from the United States?

Premier Li Keqiang: Last year President Xi met President Obama in the United States and reached a consensus on building non-conflictual and mutually beneficial cooperation. There are differences but these are necessary pains in growing cooperation. As long as differences are managed, then relations can be improved. There are more common interests between China and the United States than differences. Wise people seek common ground and the foolish focus on differences.

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China Daily: In what area can a breakthrough be made in reform?

Premier Li Keqiang: China is deepening reform in all areas. Out of 40 executive meetings of the State Council held in 2013, 30 have been related to reform. Our focus is to increase the vitality of the market and the creativity of society and to allow the people to benefit. Thirty years ago I was a village head. The people just wanted to get enough to eat. The land was later contracted to the villagers and they could decide how to use it. We solved the problem of subsistence. Our reform will come about as the result of a process. This year we will continue to delegate power and allow the market to play a full role. We will continue financial and fiscal reforms. For example, there will be new tax reduction measures this year for small and micro enterprises, and a focus on old-age insurance. The focus is on implementing the reforms. We wanted the people to benefit. Some government departments will lose power and companies will face pressure, but we will carry out our reform without hesitation.

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Taiwan ETTV: What are your expectations for the development of cross-Straits relations this year?

Premier Li Keqiang: The people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait are one family. Last year, the media on both sides chose the Chinese character for ‘progress’ for 2013. This is the development trend. People to people exchanges and trade between the two sides are important components. Eight million visits were made between the two sides last year – a new high. We are making progress within the economic framework.

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Xinhua: What new real estate measures will the government plan to take?

Premier Li Keqiang: The government’s goal is to make sure everybody has housing. We will take diverse measures according to the situations in different cities. We will renovate at least 4.7 million housing units to help meet the people’s basic housing needs. Even one small action is more important than a thousand words. We will take a differential approach in regulating the housing market. There will be a long term mechanism for the real estate market.

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China National Radio: In your report you said China is ‘declaring war on smog.’ What do you mean by “declaring war?”

Premier Li Keqiang: PM2.5 control has become a major issue for the people. We are not declaring war against nature. We will upgrade our growth model. We monitor PM2.5 in 161 cities. The government is taking more responsibility and has set a target to reduce energy intensity by 3.9 percent this year. We will hold businesses that do not take responsibility accountable. We need to continue to fight smog actively. It is a long-term endeavor.

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