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Data Explorer | China sets GDP growth target of around 5 percent for 2024

On March 5, Chinese Premier Li Qiang delivered a government work report on behalf of the State Council at the opening meeting of the second session of the 14th National People's Congress. 

Here are the highlights from this year's report: 

According to the report, China has accomplished its major economic and social development targets and tasks of 2023, despite multiple difficulties and challenges from home and abroad. 

China's GDP expanded by 5.2 percent last year, ranking China among the fastest-growing major economies in the world.

In 2024, China targets economic growth of around 5 percent and expects to create over 12 million jobs in urban areas. 

Reporter | Fanny 

Poster | Lai Meiya, Lu Lu 

Editor | Olivia, Steven, Ou Xiaoming, Will, James 

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