Beijing, China - Peoples Republic of
A CONSTRUCTION WORKER RESTS AS HE BUILDS A ROOF IN BEIJING.
A Chinese construction worker takes a break as he builds a roof at a joint venture butchery in eastern Beijing January 3. China's economy is expected to grow 7.8 percent this year compared with 7.1 percent in 1999, a senoir government economist said on Monday. China's exports buoyed by expected entry in to the World Trade Organisation and government support, were expected to rise seven percent in 2000 from last year.