BEIJING, March 5 (CNA) - The Chinese government has set its 2021 economic growth target at more than 6 per cent, Premier Li Keqiang said in his annual work report on Friday (Mar 5) at the opening of this year's meeting of parliament.

China did not set a gross domestic product target last year due to uncertainties arising from the pandemic.

The government has set its 2021 target for consumer price inflation at around 3 per cent and its budget deficit goal of around 3.2 per cent of GDP, Li said.

In 2020, China set an inflation target of around 3.5 per cent and a budget deficit target of above 3.6 per cent.