BEIJING, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday called for solid efforts to push reforms and innovation to achieve new progress in 2018.
Addressing a plenary meeting of the State Council, which discussed a draft version of the government work report, Li said China should stick to the supply-side structural reform, and grasp opportunities to carry out work to stabilize growth and curb risks, among others.
Li stressed the importance of winning the "three tough battles", namely risk prevention, targeted poverty alleviation and pollution control.
China should seek to enhance economic innovation and competitiveness in in the process of pushing high-quality development, and bring out market vitality and social creativity in the course of deepening reform and opening up, Li said.
He called for close monitoring of economic changes and high attention to any emerging problems, to improve policy researches and options.