The state planning agency says the economy is on track to meet its 2017 growth target.
China’s economy is on track to meet its official growth target for this year, according to the state planning agency.
“We expect to achieve the full-year growth targeet of about 6.5 percent,” said He Lifeng, chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).
This comes despite a battle against pollution which is expected to slash industrial output this winter.
Many cities have been ordered to reduce emissions of airborne particles; some are expected to cut steel production by half.
The country’s economy grew by 6.8 percent in the third quarter of the year.
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