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Eight China provinces report slower growth

As the nation's cities and provinces fight to attract businesses and lobby for infrastructure projects, some regions such as Tianjin and Liaoning grapple with a decelaration

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(Above) Port city Tianjin, a directly administered municipality near Beijing, had the fastest growth from 2010 to 2013, reaching 17.4%.

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But property curbs caused sales of homes to slump by as much as 21%. Liaoning (above), with its base of heavy industry, is a victim of overcapacity which has weighed on investment activity.

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EVEN as China continues to anchor global growth, a look under the hood reveals a divergence in regional economies that the nation's policymakers should be wary about.

Eight provincial-level regions reported slower growth in the first half of this year from the result in the

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