China's economic growth has slowed further in the second quarter after the government stepped up its battle against inflation.
Growth was 9.5% in the three months to the end of June compared with a year earlier. That is down from 9.7% in the previous quarter.
China says controlling prices is its top priority after inflation hit a three-year high in June.
However, other data on Wednesday showed it may be tough to slow growth further.
China's factory output grew by a better-than-expected 15% in June, while retail sales surged by 17.7%.
Analysts say further tightening measures are likely before the year is over.
China has already raised interest rates three times this year; the most recent increase coming last week.