China sets growth target of around 5% for economy as parliament opens


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China's President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang and National People's Congress Chairman Li Zhanshu arrive for the opening session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 5, 2023.NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images China set a modest target for economic growth this year of around 5%, according to a government work report on Sunday, as the National People’s Congress (NPC) kicked-off its annual parliamentary session. In the report, outgoing Premier Li Keqiang said it was essential to prioritize economic stability, setting a goal to create around 12 million urban jobs this year, up from...