Factories near the free trade zone in Shanghai
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China seeks new growth avenues

20 January 2014 Last updated at 06:41 GMT

China's economy, the world's second-largest, grew at its slowest pace in 14 years in 2013, latest figures show.

Its gross domestic product (GDP) expanded 7.7% from a year ago, the slowest pace of growth since 1999.

China has taken various steps to try and open up new avenues of growth. This includes opening up a free trade zone in Shanghai.

Policymakers have said they will try out reforms in key sectors of the economy inside the zone.

The BBC's John Sudworth reports on whether the zone can spur a fresh wave of growth in the Chinese economy.