CHINA Impact of trade friction on China's economy 'limited, controllable'


Impact of trade friction on China's economy 'limited, controllable'

16:42, April 19, 2018

China is fully confident and well-prepared to ensure stable economic growth after a comprehensive analysis of the fallout from trade friction with the United States, said a spokesperson at the National Development and Reform Commission, the country's top economic planning body on Wednesday.


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Yan Pengcheng said the impact of trade friction on the Chinese economy will be "limited and controllable."

Trade protectionism is a double-edged sword that affects Chinese exports and increases employment stress, but consumers and companies in the United States will also pay a price, Yan said.

China has prepared multi-level response plans and backup policies, the spokesman said, adding that China's confidence comes from its active economic restructuring in recent years, including an emphasis on consumption-driven growth, while a huge market of 1.4 billion people can certainly deal with all kinds of impacts.

"We are confident and capable of sustaining the stable development of our economy," he said.

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