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China lowers 2012 GDP growth to 7.7% from 7.8%

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China on Monday lowered its figure for economic growth for last year to 7.7 percent from 7.8 percent, the National Bureau of Statistics said, in an unexpected downgrade for the key number. 

Laborers work outside a building in Qingdao, east China's Shandong province on September 1, 2013. China lowered its figure for economic growth for last year to 7.7 percent from 7.8 percent, the National Bureau of Statistics said, in an unexpected downgrade for the key number.

The world's second-largest economy has long been looked to as a potential driver of global recovery, but has put in a mixed performance in recent months.

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