China’s economy grew by only 6.0 per cent in the third quarter of 2019, the lowest quarterly growth rate since records began in March 1992. Photo: Bloomberg

China could ‘smooth over’ census data to meet growth target, achieve goal of doubling size of economy by 2020

  • Beijing is committed to doubling the size of the economy between 2010 and 2020, but this would require a growth rate of 6.2 per cent in 2020 compared to 2010
  • This will be a challenge, since the quarterly growth rate slowed substantially to only 6.0 per cent in the third quarter of 2019, the lowest on record
Topic |   China economy
China’s economy grew by only 6.0 per cent in the third quarter of 2019, the lowest quarterly growth rate since records began in March 1992. Photo: Bloomberg
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