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China economy structure 'not going to last'

15 July 2013 Last updated at 10:06 BST

China has just released its second quarter GDP figures, and they are down from 7.7% to 7.5% - but that is in line with the government's growth target.

China has said it expects the economy to cool as it attempts to refocus from an export-led economy towards a consumer-led economy.

Qian Liu, the deputy director of the China forecasting service at the Economist Intelligence Unit, told the Today programme: "The Chinese government realise that the current structure of the Chinese economy is not going to last in the long term."

First broadcast on the Today programme on Monday 15 July.

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