China's economic growth holds steady despite slowdown fears
BEIJING — China's economic growth held steady in the latest quarter, boosted by unusually strong trade, despite concerns about a possible impending slowdown.
Government data on Monday showed output rose 6.9 percent in the three months ending in June compared with a year earlier.
China's economic indicators have been unexpectedly strong in recent months, but forecasters say activity should slow as Beijing tightens controls on bank lending to cool a surge in debt.
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