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Jan 23, 2019 07:43 PM
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China’s Economy Is Not Collapsing, Regulatory Official Says

Fang Xinghai, vice chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, speaks during a panel session on the opening day of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 22. Photo: VCG
Fang Xinghai, vice chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, speaks during a panel session on the opening day of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 22. Photo: VCG

Markets and investors should not overreact to the economic slowdown in China, a senior Chinese regulatory official said on Tuesday, after a government report showed the world’s second-biggest economy saw its weakest expansion in almost three decades in 2018.

Growth will moderate to around 6% in 2019 from 6.6% last year but the slowdown is not a “collapse” and the government can and will use fiscal and monetary policy to support the economy, Fang Xinghai, a vice chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, said at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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