BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s long-term growth potential will not be affected by the short-term impact of the coronavirus pandemic, a spokesman for the National Bureau of Statistics said on Friday.
Spokesman Mao Shengyong told reporters during a briefing that the COVID-19 outbreak has been the most difficult public health emergency since the founding of the People’s Republic of China but that the country’s economic fundamentals remain unchanged.
COVID-19 is the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus.
Reporting by Gabriel Crossley; writing by Se Young Lee; Editing by Christian Schmollinger
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