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China to trim growth target to 6%-6.5% this year

China Daily report cites 'greater challenges' as US trade tensions persist

China's economic growth is expected to slow further this year.   © Reuters

China is expected to set its economic growth target for 2019 at 6% to 6.5%, the China Daily newspaper reported on Friday, citing sources close to policymakers.

This would be a noticeable step down from the goal of "around" 6.5% for 2018, likely reflecting the impact of intensifying trade tensions with the U.S.

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