China to keep growth steady, push reforms: premier

Thu Nov 7, 2013 6:17am EST
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BEIJING (Reuters) - China will keep economic growth steady while forging ahead with reforms, Premier Li Keqiang was quoted by state television as saying on Thursday.

"We will continue to keep economic operations within a reasonable range," Li said, adding that China's economy was improving.

(Reporting by Xiaoyi Shao and Kevin Yao; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

China's Premier Li Keqiang delivers a speech during the opening ceremony of 21st Century Council Beijing Conference at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing, November 1, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Lee