China predicted that it would achieve over 8 percent growth this year, and indeed the economic superpower has fulfilled its growth target.
In fact, China has not missed a single GDP target in over a decade.
Beijing contends that China’s robust 2009 economic expansion — in contrast with a significant global recession — is driven by a successful stimulus package and a growing middle class of consumers.
To take a closer look at China’s growth and the state of the global economy, Martin Savidge interviews Marcus Mabry, international business editor at the New York Times.
Melissa Chan of Al Jazeera English has more from China’s capital:
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