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Following its meeting today,  China’s ruling Communist Party’s top decision-making body released a statement, via state news agency Xinhua,  that read “while fully affirming the achievements, we should clearly see that there are still many difficulties and problems in economic operations.”

Key quotes  

  • The external economic environment is generally tightening and the domestic economy is under downward pressure.
  • China will implement counter-cyclical adjustments in a timely and appropriate manner,  while the pro-active fiscal policy will become more forceful and effective, and the prudent monetary policy will be neither too tight nor too loose.
  • Government will effectively support the private economy and the development of small- and medium-sized firms.
  • Authorities will strike a balance between stabilising economic growth, promoting reforms, controlling risks and improving people’s livelihoods.
  • Will push forward structural deleveraging and prevent speculation in the property market.
  • We should adhere to the orientation that houses are used for living, not for speculation.

Source: Reuters.