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’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

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’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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