China News Service, Beijing, February 1st (Zhang Su, Xie Yanbing) Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mao Ning presided over a regular press conference on February 1st.

  A reporter asked: Recently, the United Nations released the "World Economic Situation and Prospects in 2023" report, predicting that in 2023, the world economic growth rate will drop to 1.9%, and China's economic growth rate will reach 4.8%.

A few days ago, the World Economic Outlook Report released by the International Monetary Fund also significantly raised its forecast for China's economic growth this year to 5.2%.

What's your comment on this?

  Mao Ning: I have noticed relevant reports, and recently, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, JPMorgan Chase and many other international investment institutions have raised their forecasts for China's economic growth in 2023.

  During the 2023 annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, participants generally believed that China's adjustment of epidemic prevention and control policies will significantly reduce the possibility of global economic recession, and China's opening up will help global economic growth.

WTO Director-General Iweala said that China is the engine of world growth.

  We are full of confidence in the prospect of China's economic development.

This year, China's economic vitality and potential will be fully released, and will continue to inject confidence and strength into the world economy.