China Sets 2021 GDP Growth Target at Over 6%
By Jonathan Cheng
BEIJING -- Chinese leaders said they would target gross domestic
product growth of 6% or more this year, a relatively modest goal
that nonetheless signals continued optimism after a year in which
the coronavirus eviscerated the global economy.
The growth target of 6% or more, announced Friday in Beijing by
Premier Li Keqiang, is comfortably lower than most economists'
consensus expectations for the world's second-largest economy to
grow by 8% or more this year.
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--Grace Zhu and Bingyan Wang contributed to this article.
(END) Dow Jones Newswires
March 04, 2021 20:42 ET (01:42 GMT)
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