, July 16, 2013
A cleaner works at a newly built business building in Beijing on July 16, 2013. China added 7.25 million jobs in the first half of this year, slightly higher than the number created in the same period a year earlier, and the job market remains stable, the official Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday.
China's annual GDP growth slowed to an expected 7.5 per cent in April to June - the ninth quarter in the last 10 that expansion has weakened, and growth prospects for the rest of the year look subdued, especially if global demand remains weak. Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon