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China's economic growth slows more than predicted

13 April 2012 Last updated at 23:19 BST

The Chinese economy, the world's 2nd largest, has expanded at its slowest pace in almost three years.

Annual economic growth was 8.1% for the first quarter of the year, lower than most analysts had predicted.

It has raised more questions about the ability of the Chinese leadership to keep the economy on track.

The BBC's Hugh Pym reports.