Beijing posts economic data amid trade war


China’s President Xi Jinping raises a toast to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

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China said Friday its economy grew by 6.1% in 2019, meeting expectations even amid a trade dispute with the U.S.

Analysts polled by Reuters had expected China’s economy to have grown 6.1% in 2019, compared with 6.6% in 2018.

Although Beijing’s official GDP figures are tracked as an…


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