Industrial output showed a strong growth of nearly 17 per cent year-on-year during the first two months of this year, the National Bureau of Statistics announced yesterday.

  The bureau, which said the growth was 7.6 per cent in February but 20.9 per cent in January, said industrial output stood at 903.4 billion yuan (US$108.8 billion) during the two months.
  A worker unloads the steels in a market in Zhengzhou, Central China’s Henan Province, March 10, 2005. [newsphoto]