The National Bureau of Statistics’ growth revision figures for 2017 come on the eve of fourth quarter and full-year 2018 GDP figures, which will give China watchers a better perspective on the economy as Beijing and Washington stand toe-to-toe on trade. Photo: EPA

China revises down 2017 economic growth rate to 6.8 per cent ahead of announcing 2018 GDP figures

  • Downward revision creates lower comparison base for 2018 growth calculation
  • Unclear if revision will have any effect on 2018 growth rate
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The National Bureau of Statistics’ growth revision figures for 2017 come on the eve of fourth quarter and full-year 2018 GDP figures, which will give China watchers a better perspective on the economy as Beijing and Washington stand toe-to-toe on trade. Photo: EPA
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