Slowing GDP Complicates China's Reform Goals

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Even as China’s leaders aim to implement sweeping economic reforms, the country is in slowing mode. Gross domestic product grew by 7.7 percent in the last quarter of 2013, as compared to 7.8 percent in the previous three months, the National Bureau of Statistics announced on Monday. For all of last year, economic growth came in at 7.7 percent.

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