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Li Qiang: Resolving Local Government Debts Will be a Protracted Battle

On March 22, the Chinese State Council held a video conference on Preventing and Resolving Local Debt Risks. People’s Daily reported that “Premier Li Qiang gave a speech emphasizing that the work of preventing and resolving local debt is both an offensive assault and a war of attrition. All regions and departments should improve their political stance, strengthen their sense of responsibility and systems thinking, properly resolve risks from existing debts, and strictly prevent new debt risk. We must continue in-depth work to resolve risks from local government debt and resolutely implement requirements regarding tight budgets.”

Source: People’s Daily, March 23, 2024