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China marks faster growth on infrastructure investment

1Q GDP grows 6.9%; gov't-led expansion embraces asset bubble risks

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Apartment blocks and villas in Wuqing District of Tianjin, China   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Increased infrastructure investment and real estate sales helped boost China's economic growth in the first quarter of 2017. But the government-led growth is also leading to an asset bubble that could fetter the country's growth.

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