China refutes trump's tweet about its economy

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Added On July 18, 2019

Donald Trump tweeted that China's GDP growth in the second quarter was "the slowest" in 27 years, which is "why China wants to make a deal with the U.S."
 
GENG SHUANG, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson
"China's GDP expanded 6.3 percent year on year in the first half of 2019, amid sluggish global economic growth and increasing uncertain and unstable factors. This is not a bad result and it leads world's major economies."
 
Geng said China could have adopted strong stimulus policies to achieve higher economic growth, but chose not to do so since China is committed to achieving high-quality development of the economy.
 
GENG SHUANG, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson
"As for the so-called 'China wants to make a deal with the U.S. due to slow growth,' it is completely misleading. Reaching a deal is definitely not China's unilateral pursuit. The U.S. side also needs it."
 
He called on the United States to work with China, meet each other half way, solve trade friction through dialogue and consultations to reach a win-win deal.