Chinese premier chairs State Council executive meeting


Chinese Premier Li Qiang presided over a State Council executive meeting on Tuesday.

The meeting deliberated and approved arrangements for the State Council’s key 2024 tasks, as well as guidelines for the expansion of China’s grain output and the facilitation of high-quality economic growth through the upgrading of standards.

It also heard a report on ensuring the high-quality and balanced development of compulsory education, and reviewed and adopted regulations on pensions and the preferential treatment granted to the families of deceased servicemen or to disabled servicemen.

The government work report delivered at the second session of the 14th National People’s Congress, the national legislature, has set the economic and social development objectives and tasks for this year, and more should be done to map detailed measures and policies to implement the key tasks, according to the meeting.

Safeguarding food security is a top priority, and efforts should be made to facilitate major projects such as high-standard farmland construction and revitalization of the seed industry, the meeting said.


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