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.