Beijing, China - Peoples Republic of
A CHINESE SHOPPER WALKS PAST A BOUTIQUE IN BEIJING.
A Chinese shopper walks past a boutique in Beijing August 6, 2003.
Chinese economic experts have forecast an eight percent or slightly
higher growth rate for the economy this year. The prediction followed
an analysis of the factors that influence economic development in the
short-term, medium-term and long-term periods, and the follow-up
influences brought about by the severe acute respiratory syndrome
(SARS) outbreak. REUTERS/Andrew Wong