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china is hitting that all important seven percent growth number second quarter g. d. p. beatings of downbeat predictions on wednesday keeping the economy in line with the government's official target kidneys for beijing after weeks of havoc on the stock market but is royce's shanghai bureau chief cause you to call the reports some say the numbers don't quite fit with signs of a generally weaker economy has always long been skepticism over the g. d. p. figures or over the government statistical figure some people doubt whether the economy is indeed even around some percent at all they could be much much lower it's really hard to gauge the breakdown shows that there are some signs of a rebounding economy the question is of obviously as we all know the stock market crash that happened in the second half of june arm and and into this month and how much that would actually impact the economy wednesday's g. d. p. figure may go some way to lifting confidence beijing and its overall grip on the economy but many still see these uncertain times for china the government is targeting around seven percent growth for the year that's a lot by most country standards but even if it hits that it'll still be the lowest rates in a quarter of a century