China’s Provinces Trail GDP Targets in Sign of Broad Slowdown

China’s Provinces Trail GDP Targets in Sign of Broad Slowdown

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A vendor sits in front of bags of rice at a market in Shanghai. All of the Chinese provinces and cities except Shanghai have growth goals higher than the central government’s target for the nation as a whole, and all reported first-half growth above the national 7.6 percent rate.