China's GDP growth to sink to 44-year low as virus cripples economy: Report

Topics Coronavirus | China GDP | Lockdown

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economic growth is set to stumble to its slowest annual pace in nearly half a century, as the coronavirus health crisis shutters businesses and brings the global economy to a standstill, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday.

China's leaders have pledged to take more steps to combat the impact from the pandemic that looks likely to delay a recovery in the virus-ravaged economy, as mounting job losses pose a threat to social stability. Growth in the world's second-biggest economy for 2020 was forecast.....

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