Beyond the Headlines: Five Things to Watch in China's GDP Report

  • Quarter-on-quarter and nominal figures offer a better picture
  • Income, jobs and sales figures highlight consumers' power

Rapid income growth over the last decade has made Chinese consumers an increasingly powerful force, snapping up Apple iPhones, Tiffany diamonds and Toyota sedans.

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

While Chinese stocks have whipsawed investors, the economy has proved more stable, with growth still forecast to be in line with the government’s target of about 7 percent.

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