ADB head sees China resuming moderate growth next year

From 2022 onward, China will tread a moderate long-term growth trend

  
A man walks at Lujiazui financial district of Pudong in Shanghai, China July 17, 2017. Image used for illustrative purpose.

A man walks at Lujiazui financial district of Pudong in Shanghai, China July 17, 2017. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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TOKYO - China is likely to resume moderate growth from 2022, Asian Development Bank President Masatsugu Asakawa said on Tuesday, adding that mounting debt and structural woes were likely to weigh on its economy.

"From 2022 onward, China will tread a moderate long-term growth trend. It won't return to the 7-8% pace of expansion seen during its high-growth period," Asakawa told a news conference.

(Reporting by Leika Kihara; Editing by Ritsuko Ando) ((leika.kihara@thomsonreuters.com; +813-6441-1828; Reuters Messaging: leika.kihara.reuters.com@reuters.net))


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