|Chinese vice premier stresses positive fiscal policies|
BEIJING, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang stressed that China would continue to implement positive fiscal policies and improve fiscal and tax systems for scientific development.
More efforts should be made to expand domestic demand, improve people's livelihood and promote the change of economic growth pattern, said Li at a national fiscal work meeting in Beijing on Monday.
China had taken active fiscal measures in the past year to cope with impacts from the global financial crisis and the measures had been proven effective and helped promote economic restructuring and boost reforms in key fields, Li said.
Faced with most complicated economic situation this year, China should ensure the continuity and stability of macro-economic policies and balance the relations of stable and relatively fast economic growth, economic restructuring and managing inflationary expectations, Li said.
Expanding domestic demand should be made the main point of positive fiscal policies and the fiscal expenditure structure should be optimized to prevent potential risks, Li said.
To ensure and improve people's life was the ultimate goal for economic growth and more efforts should be made to improve social security net, Li said.