The record-breaking Chinese economy now faces slackening growth. Although still on the plus side, the 6.9 percent growth figure is the lowest since the global recession in early 2009.
Expansion of the world's second-largest economy has cooled slightly, fresh figures from the national statistics office have shown. But there's no sign of instability as the Communist Party Congress is in full swing.
The 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China will further strengthen President Xi Jinping's position. He wants to be seen to be as important as the reformer Deng Xiaoping, says DW's Frank Sieren.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has kicked off the country's 19th Communist Party Congress in Beijing. Xi, who told his audience the party needed to reinvigorate itself, is expected to shake up the Politburo.
In his keynote address at the opening of the Communist Party congress, Chinese President Xi Jinping has said economic and financial reforms will be accelerated. What exactly is the leadership aiming to do?
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