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Confident in China's economy, experts say Beijing's sense of responsibility inspiring

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Overseas experts and scholars have attached great importance to China's government work report, expressing confidence in China's economy and its realization of poverty alleviation goals this year, despite impact from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday delivered the annual report on the work of the government at the third session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC), the national legislature.

According to the report, main targets and tasks for 2019 were accomplished, laying the crucial foundation needed to reach the goal of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects.

Jin Jianmin, a senior fellow at the Fujitsu Research Institute in Tokyo, said that the Chinese economy has maintained stable growth in 2019.

At the same time, great progress has been made in social development, such as the number of new jobs and the national medical insurance, said Jin, adding that environmental quality has also improved significantly.

China's policies are clearly geared toward comprehensive, coordinated and balanced development of society, which is consistent with China's development philosophy, Jin added.

Cavince Adhere, an international relations expert with a focus on China-Africa relations, said that China, as an engine of global growth, its economic performance has practical significance for the rest of the world.

Regarding Li's address to the 13th NPC as pragmatic, Adhere said new measures announced by the premier will significantly contribute to the country's poverty reduction goals.

China will give priority to stabilizing employment and ensuring living standards, win the battle against poverty, and achieve the goal of building a moderately prosperous society in all aspects, though setting no specific economic growth target for 2020, said the report.

Benyamin Poghosyan, chairman of the Center for Political and Economic Strategic Studies in Armenia, said he is confident in China's future development.

"Despite the uncertainties triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chinese government is resolved to eradicate extreme poverty in 2020," he said, adding that this is very impressive especially amid the pandemic.

In the face of global challenges including the public health crisis and severe economic recession, all countries should work together, according to the government report.

China stands ready to work with other countries to strengthen international cooperation on epidemic control, it added.

Humphrey Moshi, a professor of economics at the University of Dar es Salaam, said that China fully demonstrates its sense of responsibility as a major country by being a champion for international cooperation on epidemic control and for the promotion of global economic stability.

China has offered valuable experience in combating the pandemic and the resumption of work and production in a timely manner, said Nadhum Ali Abdullah, an Iraqi political expert with Arab Forum, a Baghdad-based think tank.

"China will make more substantial contributions to the COVID-19 fight and help stimulate the global economy hit hard by COVID-19," Abdullah said.

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