China looks set to hit its full-year growth target of 8% after a surprisingly strong second quarter notable for a surge in
investment driven by powerful fiscal and monetary stimulus.
Annual gross domestic product growth accelerated in the second
quarter to 7.9 percent from 6.1 percent in the first quarter, making
China the best-performing major economy and reinforcing hopes that the
world economy is pulling out of its deepest recession in 80 years.
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