China’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate slowed to 6 per cent in the third quarter of 2019 amid the trade war with the United States. Photo: Reuters

China defends economy with rhetorical Q&A amid slowing growth rate, trade war pressures

  • The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) answered ‘no’ to the four questions it asked about the state of China’s economy
  • Beijing is concerned about worsening expectations both at home and abroad after China’s growth rate slowed to the lowest on record in the third quarter of 2019
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China’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate slowed to 6 per cent in the third quarter of 2019 amid the trade war with the United States. Photo: Reuters
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Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin co-leads the political economy team at the Post. He mainly covers economic stories but also writes about Chinese politics and diplomacy. He has previously worked for Reuters and Bloomberg in Beijing.