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Chinese vice premier urges economic restructuring amid downturn (06/22/09)

   ZHENGZHOU, June 20 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang has urged economic restructuring to tap the growth potential as the nation copes with the impact of the global downturn.

   Li made the call during a four-day tour ending Saturday in central China's Henan Province.

   He said that with the concerted efforts nationwide, China's economy was turning for the better. He nevertheless warned of difficulties ahead citing the complicated world economy and called for confidence and more coping efforts.

    Visiting local companies, Li urged the remolding and upgrading of traditional industries and the development of new sectors including new energy, environmental protection, new and high-tech and modern services.

   Li's trip also highlighted the importance of agriculture and encouraged renovation and the development of modern agriculture.


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