Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao answers questions during a press conference after the closing meeting of the Second Session of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 13, 2009. The annual NPC session closed on Friday. (Xinhua Photo)
China has prepared plans to cope with even bigger difficulties amid the financial crisis and is ready to put forward new stimulus package at any time, said Premier Wen Jiabao here Friday.
Wen, while meeting press after the annual parliament session, said China is prepared for sustained difficult situations and has gathered sufficient "ammunition" to combat the crisis.
"We are ready to put forward new stimulus policies at any time," Wen said.
China rolled out a 4-trillion-yuan (585.5 billion U.S. dollars) two-year stimulus package last year, for which the central government has pledged 1.18 trillion yuan.
Wen said Friday the 1.18 trillion yuan from the central government was totally new investment.
The package included huge government investment, tax reform, industrial restructuring, scientific innovation, social welfare and promoting employment.
(Xinhua News Agency March 13, 2009)