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China expects its industrial output to grow 13 percent this year. That's up from the previous estimate of 11 percent.
The Minister of Industry and Information technology, Li Yizhong said output growth in the second half would be slightly more than 10 percent year on year. But he added that uncertainties still remain because of domestic conditions and the external environment. Li said the global financial crisis is still having an effect on China's economy, and that protectionism exists in some countries.
Domestically, raw material prices are on the rise, and pressure to reduce emissions is weighing on some industries. Li says China should adjust the industrial structure to increase production power.
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