On April 13, 2012, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao chaired an Executive Meeting of the State Council. Measures discussed included planning near term policies for China’s macro economy. Among all of the decisions made, the key one was to stick to the current policies controlling the housing market. Wen emphasized the requirement of ensuring that those polices would not suffer any level of roll back. The Executive Meeting also identified some other near term challenges: the global financial crisis has not ended; the European debt crisis still persists; the Chinese domestic economy is declining; the pressure of inflation is increasing; small-sized businesses are having a tough time obtaining financial help; and Chinese exports are slowing down. In addition to the housing market policies, the meeting focused on policies in 9 economic areas, which included enlarging the domestic consumer market.
Source: China Review News, April 14, 2012