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XINHUANET.COM-China’s GDP tops 100 trln yuan in 2020

Source: Xinhua| 2021-01-18 16:25:16|Editor: huaxia

Tourists shop at a duty-free shopping mall in Sanya City, south China’s Hainan Province, Oct. 5, 2020. China’s gross domestic product (GDP) exceeded the 100-trillion-yuan (15.42 trillion U.S. dollars) threshold as it posted a 2.3 percent year-on-year expansion to 101.5986 trillion yuan in 2020, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Monday. (Xinhua/Guo Cheng)

BEIJING, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) — China’s gross domestic product (GDP) exceeded the 100-trillion-yuan (15.42 trillion U.S. dollars) threshold in 2020, official data showed Monday.

The country, which saw its GDP increase 2.3 percent year on year to 101.5986 trillion yuan last year, is expected to be the only major economy to post growth in the pandemic-ravaged year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

The hard-earned achievement marked a new economic milestone for the Chinese economy after the country’s GDP per capita exceeded 10,000 U.S. dollars in 2019 for the first time in history.

The advance also came as the world’s second-largest economy won a decisive victory in poverty eradication last year while making historic achievements in the building of a moderately prosperous society in all respects.

“These achievements show that China’s economic, scientific and comprehensive strengths have leapt by another big step,” said Ning Jizhe, head of the NBS.



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