China's Premier Wen Jiabao stands in front of a Chinese national flag as he attends a joint news conference of the fifth trilateral summit among China, South Korea and Japan at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, May 13, 2012. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic
China's Wen says economy still under pressure
Posted : Wednesday, 15 August 2012 06:57AM
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy is still facing big downward pressure and the foundation of a recovery is not yet solid, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said during a trip to the country's coastal Zhejiang province, state radio said on Wednesday.
Wen made the remarks when he met representatives of domestic and foreign companies during his two-day trip to assess the health of the world's second-biggest economy.
Wen added that economic difficulties may last for a while and that the government must focus on employment in the meantime.
(Reporting by Aileen Wang and Koh Gui Qing; Editing by Robert Birsel)
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