China's Xi says will strive to achieve 2020 economic, social goals

China will consolidate and expand results achieved in coronavirus control and economic recovery in the rest of the year

  
FILE PHOTO: Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China May 24, 2019. REUTERS/Florence Lo/Pool/File Photo

FILE PHOTO: Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China May 24, 2019. REUTERS/Florence Lo/Pool/File Photo

REUTERS/Florence Lo/Pool/File Photo

BEIJING - China will strive to achieve its 2020 economic and social development goals and tasks, state television quoted President Xi Jinping as saying on Thursday.

China will consolidate and expand results achieved in coronavirus control and economic recovery in the rest of the year to make up losses incurred in the first half, Xi was quoted as saying.

(Reporting by Colin Qian and Kevin Yao; editing by John Stonestreet) ((kevin.yao@thomsonreuters.com; +8610 5669 2128;))

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