FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2012 file photo, an elderly Chinese 

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2012 file photo, an elderly Chinese couple look at a model of a property on sale during the China Property and Investment Show in Beijing. China’s economic growth has fallen to a 3 1/2 year low but retail sales and investment improved in a possible sign the slowdown is stabilizing. The government said Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 economic output grew 7.4 percent in the three months ending in September. That is a decline from the previous quarter’s 7.6 percent and the lowest level since the first quarter of 2009. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2012 file photo, an elderly Chinese couple look at a model of a property on sale during the China Property and Investment Show in Beijing. China’s economic growth has fallen to a 3 1/2 year low but retail sales and investment improved in a possible sign the slowdown is stabilizing. The government said Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 economic output grew 7.4 percent in the three months ending in September. That is a decline from the previous quarter’s 7.6 percent and the lowest level since the first quarter of 2009. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
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