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Lower GDP target is healthier

Updated: 2012-03-07 08:06
By Yi Xianrong ( China Daily)

7.5% goal demonstrates China's determination to restructure its economy and transform the development pattern

In response to Premier Wen Jiabao's announcement in his government work report delivered to the ongoing session of the National People's Congress that China will set its GDP growth for 2012 at 7.5 percent, stock markets, especially the Hong Kong stock market, fell drastically amid concerns about China abandoning its years-long efforts to maintain an 8 percent economic growth rate.

However, the markets should not over-interpret China's lowered economic growth target. By decelerating its GDP growth to 7.5 percent, the slowest since 2005, the Chinese government aims to promote the quality of its economic growth.

Lower GDP target is healthier