Construction of Beijing’s new airport continues in this file image. China’s economic growth accelerated in 2017 for the first time since 2010, according to official figures released on Thursday. Photo: Reuters

China’s economy expands by 6.9pc in 2017, ending six years of slowing growth

Uptick likely to give President Xi Jinping fresh confidence in growth model as nation on course to become world’s biggest economy within a decade

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Construction of Beijing’s new airport continues in this file image. China’s economic growth accelerated in 2017 for the first time since 2010, according to official figures released on Thursday. Photo: Reuters
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