China confident of keeping 2019 growth within 'appropriate range'


FILE PHOTO: A man works on the scaffolding surrounding an apartment block at a construction site in Beijing, China, August 16, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China is fully confident that it is capable of keeping its economic growth rate within an appropriate range in 2019 in spite of challenges, state news agency Xinhua reported Chinese Premier Li Keqiang as saying on Friday.

“China’s economy has enough resilience, potential and ample room for growth, especially with a huge domestic market and rich human resources of nearly 1.4 billion people,” Li said at a discussion with some foreign experts working in China.

“Therefore, we are fully confident and capable of keeping economic growth rate within an appropriate range in spite of multiple risks and challenges in 2019,” he said.

The world’s second largest economy grew 6.6 percent in 2018, the slowest annual pace since 1990, amid pressure from faltering domestic demand and bruising U.S. tariffs.

Economists polled by Reuters expect the Chinese economy to cool further this year to 6.3 percent as those pressures continue.

Reporting by Brenda Goh; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore

Source link

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

SpaceX to try rocket failure test again after bad weather delay
Statement of the Armenia-Artsakh Inter-Parliamentary Committee
Former Director of National Security Shot Dead
How VR helps kids with autism make sense of real world
Bad weather forces delay of SpaceX simulated rocket failure test

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *