China’s GDP grew 6.9 per cent in the first quarter on year, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics. Photo: AFP

Mainland stocks retreat, pressured by anti-speculation crackdown, shrugging off better-than-expected GDP data for first quarter

National Bureau of Statistics reports China’s GDP grew 6.9pc in first quarter, the fastest pace since third quarter of 2015

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China’s GDP grew 6.9 per cent in the first quarter on year, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics. Photo: AFP
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