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China‘s Economic Growth Slows to 7.7 Percent in 2013

Chinese officials said the country’s economic growth slowed to 7.7 percent in 2013, its weakest annual rate in 14 years. The slowdown comes as China’s leaders seek to push a wide range of reforms that could slow the country’s growth even further.   China’s annual growth for 2013 was slightly weaker than last year, but still stronger than Japan, the United States or Europe.   Chinese officials were quick to put a positive spin on the number, noting that it was still above their...

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