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China's GDP expands 6.9 pct in first 3 quarters

19 October 2017

China's GDP expanded 6.9 percent year on year in the first three quarters of 2017 according to the National Bureau of Statistics. Improvements have been made in both economic structure and growth quality. The growth rate held steady from a 6.9-percent increase in the first half of this year. It is well above the government's target for the year of 6.5 percent.