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Vice premier stresses quality, fair distribution of affordable housing


08:24, November 28, 2011

Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang (R, front) talks with construction workers of an affordable homes community in Langfang, north China's Hebei Province, Nov. 25, 2011. Li made an inspection on the construction of affordable homes in Langfang on Friday. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)

BEIJING, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang has called for increased efforts to build and fairly distribute high-quality affordable housing to low-income residents, which he said would benefit both the people's livelihood and the economy.

Li made the remarks during a fact-finding tour to Langfang city of Hebei Province on Friday, in which he checked the implementation of the government's affordable housing policies and progress made in Langfang, said a statement released by his office on Sunday.

Li said the construction of a total of 10 million units of affordable housing had been started nationwide to meet the goal set by the central government for this year.

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China is building enough affordable housing units that would be sufficient to house the entire population of Canada.

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