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China must prepare for economic difficulties in 2019 - premier

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FILE PHOTO: A man works near apartment blocks under construction on the outskirts of Beijing, China December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo   -   Copyright  Jason Lee(Reuters)
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BEIJING (Reuters) – China must prepare for difficulties this year as the economy faces increasing pressure, state radio on Wednesday quoted Premier Li Keqiang as saying.

China aims to keep economic growth within a reasonable range in 2019, Li said, adding that the government will boost investment in public services and infrastructure and expand consumption.

(Reporting by China Monitorign Desk and Kevin Yao; Editing by Kim Coghill)

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