May 15, 2018 / 4:22 AM / 2 months ago

China's statistics bureau says economy on track to meet growth target

BEIJING (Reuters) - Steady economic growth in April lays a good foundation for achieving China’s full-year growth target, a spokeswoman from the country’s statistics bureau said Tuesday.

People walk on a bridge near the financial district of Pudong in Shanghai November 21, 2014. REUTERS/Aly Song/Files

Liu Aihua said she expects investment will maintain healthy growth but that there is less room for a boost from infrastructure investment.

China’s government has set a GDP growth target of around 6.5 percent this year, down from the actual 6.9 percent in 2017.

Reporting by Kevin Yao; Writing by Elias Glenn; Editing by Shri Navaratnam

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