Coronavirus : China proclaims a strategic success majeure - The Point

the First country affected by the Covid-19 but also the first to come out, China has touted this Friday a "major success" in the fight against the epidemic. T

Coronavirus : China proclaims a strategic success majeure - The Point

the First country affected by the Covid-19 but also the first to come out, China has touted this Friday a "major success" in the fight against the epidemic. The asian giant is now faced with the "huge task" to revive its economy during the great depression in the world, has acknowledged the Prime minister Li Keqiang, at the opening of the annual session of the national people's Assembly (NPA, the chinese parliament). "We, the sons and daughters of the chinese nation, have been united for a period infinitely difficult and have raised a great wall of solidarity," said Li Keqiang, in front of the nearly 3,000 deputies gathered, face hidden, at the People's palace in Beijing.

In a speech of one hour, Li Keqiang has celebrated "a successful major strategic" in the fight against the new coronavirus, which emerged in late 2019 to Wuhan (center). "We have achieved a decisive victory in the defense of the province of Hubei and its capital Wuhan ", placed in quarantine for two and a half months, said the head of government, seeming to ignore the criticisms made abroad, particularly in the United States, against the alleged responsibility of his country in the onset of the epidemic. "It is the incompetence of the China, and nothing else, which has caused the killing of mass world ", had thundered on Wednesday, the us president, Donald Trump.

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"A price they had to pay"

For Li Keqiang, the success against the epidemic, " has paid a high price. This is a price he had to pay and that was worth it ", he said, in reference to the dip of the gross domestic product in the first quarter to 6.8 %, a first in the history of the people's Republic). "The pressure on employment has strongly increased ", he recognized.

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a Sign of the uncertainty faced by the country, Li Keqiang has refrained from setting a growth target for the current year. "Our country will be confronted to some factors which are difficult to predict ", he justified. In response, the country will be left spinning its deficit this year to 3.6 % of GDP (compared to 2.8 % last year). The Prime minister also announced the issuance of a government loan for an amount of 1,000 billion yuan, which adds a large investment plan of 3 750 billion yuan (481 billion euros). These investments will be particularly intended for the deployment of the technology for 5G, which is called to revolutionize the mobile Internet, and generalize the vehicles to new energy.

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Updated Date: 22 May 2020, 00:33

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