Although the headline figure was in line with the government's target of around 6.5 percent for the year, it was down from the 6.7 percent growth in gross domestic product in the second quarter of this year.
According to experts, the trade war has caused investors to drop Chinese stocks and has taken a hit on the value of China's currency compared to the dollar. The economy grew 6.7 per cent year-over-year until September. Mao has cited that the contribution from both strong retail sales and increase in domestic consumption has reached 78% in the first three quarters, up four percentage points year-on-year.
Infrastructure investment rose 3.3 percent year-on-year for Jan-Sep, slower than 4.2 percent growth in the first eight months of the year. This is down on expectations for a 6.6 per cent growth, and is lower than than 6.7 per cent year-over-year expansion in the previous quarter.
China's economic growth sank to its lowest quarterly level since the 2008-09 global financial crisis, and finance officials launched a media blitz on Friday to shore up confidence in its sagging stock market.
Chinese stocks are being pummeled by concerns over the economy, the escalating trade standoff with the United States and an official crackdown on excess debt leveraging in the financial system.
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China's economic slowdown is deepening as its trade war with the United States gets worse.
However, various factors have slowed down the Asian giant's economic growth. And Trump has said he's prepared to expand the tariffs to effectively cover all Chinese exports to the United States, which topped $500 billion a year ago.
Some export-driven Chinese cities and regions, such as the southern Guangdong province, have already felt the pinch from the dispute, rushing to reduce the impact by unleashing a flurry of measures and incentives to help struggling exporters. The growth rate over three months that ended in September is 6.5% compared to the same period past year, which although impressive by any other standards, is still disappointing for China.
China's economy grew at its slowest pace in nine years in the third quarter, as a campaign to tackle mounting debt and trade frictions with the United States had an effect.
Liu also announced measures to aid private-run businesses, saying the regulator would support the issuance of high-yield bonds and other debt instruments by small and medium-sized companies.
And Liu Wu, an analyst at China Development Bank Securities said in a note to investors that "this kind of pep talk will have little short-term boost to the market".
"The Sino-US economic and trade frictions have also impacted the stock market, but frankly speaking, the psychological effect is bigger than the actual impact", said Liu.