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Fresh evidence of a broader rebound for the Chinese economy definitely adds to the credibility of the country's ambition to double its 2010 gross domestic product and per capita income by 2020. Hu Jintao, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, announced the goal at the start of the 18th National Party Congress on Thursday.
China's economic slowdown during most of this year had raised concerns about the health of the world's second largest economy. The country's GDP growth slowed to 7.4 percent year-on-year in the third quarter, marking a downturn for seven straight quarters and the slowest quarterly expansion in 14 quarters.
However, the latest economic figures show that, without sacrificing the government's macroeconomic efforts to restructure the economy and transform the growth mode, the economy is gaining new momentum.