CHINA-LD ECONOMY - China posts better-than-expected 6.8% growth in Q1
Contributed by NAMPA / PTI.
Beijing, Apr 17 (AFP) China's economy grew a forecast-beating 6.8 per cent in the first quarter, official data showed Tuesday, overcoming Beijing's battle on financial risk and pollution and trade tensions with the US.
The world's number two economy exceeded the 6.7 per cent growth forecast by analysts surveyed by AFP, and equalled the fourth quarter performance.
"The national economy maintained the momentum of steady and sound development," said Xing Zhihong, a spokesman for the National Statis ...