Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said it would be difficult for China to keep inflation under four percent this year but under five percent is achievable, Hong Kong television reported on Monday, meaning that the country could miss its CPI target.

Wen, who is traveling in Europe, told Chinese representatives in London that the China's gross domestic product (GDP) should grow above 8-9 percent, the best in the world, various television stations reported.

Beijing aims to keep CPI growth at below 4 percent this year.

(Reporting by Victoria Bi and Donny Kwok)