Chinese premier says GDP grew 6.9% in 2017

Chinese premier says GDP grew 6.9% in 2017

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said the country's economy performed better than expected in 2017 and its gross domestic product may have grown 6.9% over the year, higher than the government's target of "around 6.5%," according  to state media reports.

Speaking at a meeting of regional leaders in Cambodia on Wednesday, Li said that the economy's strength had come from the government shunning strong stimulus measures and pushing supply-side reform, the Financial Times reported.