China's GDP growth falls to 6.1%
China's annual gross domestic product growth slowed in the first quarter of 2009 to 6.1%, the National Bureau of Statistics has announced.
Growth was 6.8% in the last quarter of 2008 and this is the weakest growth since quarterly records began in 1992.
Economists had forecast growth of about 6.3% amid the global collapse in trade.
China's government has said it is determined to achieve annual growth of 8%, seen as necessary to maintain employment and forestall unrest.
我国每年的国内生产总值增长放缓， 2009年第一季度的6.1 ％ ，国家统计局宣布。
增长6.8 ％ ，最后一个季度，这是2008年以来增长最弱的季度纪录始于1992年。
经济学家预计增长约6.3 ％ ，在全球贸易的崩溃。
我国政府已表示，决心实现每年增长8 ％ ，被视为必要保持就业和防止动乱。