China pledges economic changes

Will boost government spending if needed, new leaders say

Posted: December 18, 2012 at 3:27 a.m.

Women look at displays at a shopping mall in Beijing on Monday, the day after China’s new Communist Party leaders promised to continue long-term plans aimed at nurturing self-sustaining growth and raising incomes.

China’s new Communist Party leaders are promising changes aimed at reducing reliance on exports while increasing spending if needed to prop up a shaky economic recovery.

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