Provinces post slower growth than national level
Economies of one-third of the provinces and municipalities in China grew slower than the national level of 7 percent in the first quarter, reported people. com.cn.
Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning provinces in Northeast China are among the regions below the national level, with the latter’s economy growing at the slowest pace of 1.9 percent, according to the website.
Chongqing ranked the first, with a GDP growth rate of 10.7 percent, followed by Guizhouprovince and Tibet autonomous region.
Eighteen provinces and municipalities grew faster than 7 percent in the first quarter, according to people.com.cn, while three grew in line with the national level.