중국은 지난해 경제 성장률 예상 수치를 9.8%로 상향 조정했습니다. 이는 앞서 중국정부가 발표했던 경제성장률 예상치, 9.4퍼센트 보다 0.4% 더 높인 것입니다.

상향 조정된 중국의 경제 성장률은 1일 국가발전 개혁위원회 어우 신천 차관에 의해 공개됐습니다.

중국의 관영 신화통신은 최근 자료들에서 지난 2004년 중국의 경제 규모가 앞서 생각했던 것 보다 훨씬 큰 것으로 나타났기 때문에 국가발전개혁위원회가 경제 성장률을 상향 조정했다고 보도했습니다.

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China has raised its estimate for economic growth in 2005 to nine-point-eight percent. That is an increase of point-four percent from the government's previous figure. The new number was released Sunday by Ou Xinqian, vice minister of China's National Development and Reform Commission.

The official Xinhua News Agency says the Commission adjusted its growth estimate because recent data shows China's economy in 2004 was much bigger than previously thought. Last month, the government raised its national output figure for 2004 by 16-point-eight percent over the original estimate. Officials said service industries accounted for most of the revision.

The new growth estimate from Mr. Ou is the latest in a series of economic data released by Chinese officials. China's National Bureau of Statistics is expected to announce the final figures for 2005 in the coming weeks.