"We have the conditions to keep the economy to operate in a steady style and maintain the stability of the financial markets," Li said without elaborating," Li said without elaborating.
President Xi Jinping and China's other new leaders, who took power in March, have said they want to adjust the country's policy priorities to value growth quality over quantity, sacrificing some growth in exchange for balanced growth and protection against financial risks.
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China's economic growth is likely to come in at 7.6 percent this year, according to a cabinet report cited by the official Xinhua news agency last week, just above the government's target of 7.5 percent and slightly below last year's 7.7 percent.
Sources at top government think tanks told Reuters that for 2014, China will likely use the same 7.5 percent growth target it set for this year.