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China's strong second-quarter GDP growth paves way for deeper reforms

Reuters  |  BEIJING 

By Elias Glenn and Kevin YaoBEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy expanded faster-than-expected in the second quarter, setting the country on course to comfortably meet its 2017 growth target and giving policymakers room to tackle big economic challenges ahead of key leadership changes later this year.The boost to growth was in part driven by firmer exports and production, in particular steel, which could heighten trade tensions as the United States and China begin economic talks this week. U.S. President Donald Trump has made the U.S. trade deficit with China a top agenda item in bilateral ...

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First Published: Mon, July 17 2017. 16:54 IST
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