China says 2003 GDP rose at fastest rate since 1997


BEIJING, Jan 20 (Reuters) - China's economy grew 9.1 percent in 2003 at its fastest clip since 1997, beating most expectations and fanning worries that the world's sixth-biggest economy may be in danger of overheating. In its first ever revision of gross domestic product (GDP) data, China's statistics bureau said on Tuesday growth in the third quarter came in at 9.6 percent rather than the 9.1 percent originally reported. GDP, the broadest measure of economic activity, rose an annual 9.9 ...

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