China to see sound consumption growth in 2016: Commerce minister

Chinese commerce minister says China has seen a sound consumption growth
last year and it will continue to grow at a rapid pace in 2016.

SOUNDBITE (CHINESE) GAO HUCHENG, Chinese Minister of Commerce
“Consumption contributed 66.4 percent to China’s economic growth in 2015, becoming the first driving force.”

To encourage consumption, the ministry will continue to promote supply-side reforms to enhance the quality of goods and services, Gao said.

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