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China industrial output growth at five-year low

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China's industrial production rose at its slowest pace in five years and other key indicators showed surprising weakness, data showed Thursday, raising alarm bells over the world's second-largest economy as Premier Li Keqiang outlined "serious challenges" ahead. 

Freight cars (R) filled with coal are parked inside a mining facility in Huaibei, in northern China's Anhui province, March 5, 2014

Industrial output, which measures production at factories, workshops and mines, rose 8.6 percent in January and February year-on-year, the National Bureau of Statistics said on its website.

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