China’s economy grew by 6.9 percent in 2017 according to official data — the first time in seven years the pace of growth has picked up.
The figure beats Beijing’s official annual expansion target of about 6.5 percent.
China is a key driver of the global economy and so the better-than-expected data is likely to cheer investors around the world.
But many China watchers believe the GDP numbers are much weaker than the official figures suggest.
Edited by Jesus Chan
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