Ning Jizhe, deputy head of the National Development and Reform Commission, said that while the novel coronavirus pandemic severely disrupted the Chinese economy, the country's business is getting back to normal. It is doing so with the help of government measures in an orderly resumption of work and production as well as epidemic prevention and control, he added.
"In the next step, the government will make a big push to ensure 'six priorities' and stability in six areas for steady economic momentum, with a key focus on creating jobs, using policy tools, expanding domestic demand, resuming work and production, deepening reforms and opening-up," Ning said at the news conference.
“六稳”指稳就业、稳金融、稳外贸、稳外资、稳投资、稳预期（ensure stability in employment, financial operations, foreign trade, foreign investment, domestic investment, and expectations）
“六保”指保居民就业、保基本民生、保市场主体、保粮食能源安全、保产业链供应链稳定、保基层运转（ensure security in job, basic living needs, operations of market entities, food and energy security, stable industrial and supply chains, and the normal functioning of primary-level governments）
The NDRC will take measures to boost consumption, including developing both online and offline consumption and innovating in new retail models such as smart supermarket and stores.
China will continue to open up its economy to more foreign investment, and a number of key, foreign-funded projects are expected to be launched this year in fields such as electronic information, new materials and advanced manufacturing.
Particularly, China will resolve any issues that foreign companies may face in resuming work and production, and pro-business policies for domestic enterprises will apply equally to foreign firms.
In the next step, the government will shorten the negative list of areas off limits to foreign investors－all other areas are presumed to be open－and release a new version for 2020, pursuing higher-level opening-up in services, manufacturing and agriculture.
new growth drivers
deepen supply-side structural reform
ensure stable supplies and prices
government bonds for covid-19 control
the employment-first policy
liberalization and facilitation of trade and investment
stabilize employment and ensure living standards