Premier Li Keqiang urged government departments to speed up the implement
ation of tax reductions to invigorate the country’s economy, amid rising uncertainties about growth on Friday.
Li was speaking with entrepreneurs from the manufacturing, constructio
n and service sectors at the Zhongnanhai leadership compound in Beijing.
The businesspeople said they have received benefits from the tax reduction measures in t
he past months, after the measures were introduced by Li in the Government Work Report in March. Th
ey also offered advice on how to further ease the tax burden on businesses.
After hearing their opinions, Li called tax reduction a great decision
made by the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council. It has boosted