China economy grows despite pandemic | Daily News

China economy grows despite pandemic

China's economy grew at the slowest pace in more than four decades last year, official figures show, but remains on course to be the only major economy to have expanded in 2020.

The economy grew 2.3% last year, despite Covid-19 shutdowns causing output to slump in early 2020.

Strict virus containment measures and emergency relief for businesses helped the economy recover.

Growth in the final three months of the year picked up to 6.5%. (BBC News)