China’s premier talks up education in a bid to boost innovation


Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivers his work report during the opening session of the National People’s Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 22, 2020.

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BEIJING — As tensions with the U.S. simmer, China’s second-in-command emphasized the country’s need to build up its own talent.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang was addressing reporters Thursday immediately after the close of a largely symbolic annual parliamentary meeting.

This year, the so-called Two Sessions officially approved China’s development plan for the next five years — and goals for the year 2035. The document lays out seven areas of scientific research that Beijing plans to…


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