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China looks to boost consumer demand

7 December 2012 Last updated at 00:21 GMT

China's economy is slowing, but the government is not taking it lying down.

It has been trying to get growth going again by boosting domestic demand. With a raft of Chinese economic figures due this weekend, there will be a lot of interest in how its plans are going.

John Sudworth visited one family in Shanghai to find out why it may prove a challenge to get the Chinese spending.