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China’s GDP up 6.9% in Q2

CHINA’S economy expanded 6.9 percent from a year earlier in the second quarter of this year, flat with the growth rate in the first three months, the National Bureau of Statistics said this morning.

The gross domestic product grew to 38.15 trillion yuan (US$5.62 trillion) in the first half, up 6.9 percent year on year.

The services sector led the growth with an increase of 7.7 percent, while the manufacturing and the agriculture added 6.4 percent and 3.5 percent separately.

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