China's premier seeks export growth amid weak economy under COVID-19

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has urged government officials to take steps to expand exports, as the world's second-biggest economy has become sluggish due largely to its radical "zero-COVID" policy, sources close to the matter said Thursday. While China put emphasis on shoring up domestic demand in its five-year economic plan through 2025 with its prolonged trade dispute with the United States weighing on exports, it has apparently reversed course against a backdrop of a severe economic downturn. As the all-encompassing COVID-19 constraints imposed by President Xi Jinping's leadership have dealt...

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