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On the news, overseas and local Chinese have reacted positively. They say the figures have provided renewed confidence in the country's future development.
Lin Zexiong, Guangdong tourist in Tokyo said "I believe the Chinese economic strategy was well adapted to the situation. I think the government's response to the economy's needs was successful."
Chen Chaoxu, Beijing resident said "We are very confident in China's economy. We have been in Beijing for many years now, and we have a very stable life. Although there is a crisis, life for us and people around us is quite stable."
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