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China's growth to be below 6% next year, economist says

'Numbers don't add up,' Renmin University professor notes

Two well-known Chinese economists say the county's economy will struggle next year, hampered by falling investment and the ongoing trade dispute with the U.S. (Nikkei montage; source photo by Reuters)

BEIJING -- A spate of weak economic data in China has some experts wondering about its long-term prospects.

Growth in the world's second-largest economy slowed to an inflation-adjusted 6% in the July-September quarter. Statistics regarding industrial production, fixed-asset investment and consumption for October, confirmed the slowdown on Nov. 14.

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