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Urgent: China's Q1 GDP grows 6.9 pct

Xinhua, April 17, 2017 Adjust font size:

China's economy posted a forecast-beating growth rate in the first quarter of 2017, with the gross domestic product (GDP) up 6.9 percent from a year ago, official data showed Monday.

The growth was well above the full-year target of 6.5 percent and the 6.8-percent increase registered in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.

The GDP reached 18.07 trillion yuan (2.63 trillion U.S. dollars) in the first quarter. Endi