China's economic planner confident of 6pc annual growth

7 March, 2018 12:00 AM printer

BEIJING: China's economic planner on Tuesday expressed confidence in achieving the 6.5 percent annual growth target as domestic consumption is expected to become a stronger force driving economic development. The 6.5 percent growth target set in this year's government work report is "attainable" through hard works, said He Lifeng, head of the National Development and Reform Commission, citing China's economic momentum, resilience, sustainability and market potential, reports Xinhua. In 2017, consumption contributed 58.8 percent to growth, nearly four percentage points higher than five years ago.