In the second quarter, GDP growth was steady at 6.9 percent year on year, flat from the first quarter, but well above the government's annual growth target of 6.5 percent.
The world's second largest economy is aiming a growth of about 6.5% in the current year, a little lower than previous year's actual 6.7%, which grew at the slowest pace in the last two-and-half decade.
Despite the strong result, the NBS said that that there are "still many unstable and uncertain factors overseas and long-term structural contradictions remain prominent at home".
The data also showed China's service sector continued its expansion as Chinese economy reconfigured its base from previously strong manufacturing to services. Industrial output, consumption and exports have all shown an upward trend in the last quarter, leading to a better-than-expected GDP growth rate.
But the latest data is well above Beijing's 6.5% growth target for 2017.
New construction starts measured by floor area, a telling indicator of developer confidence, rose 14.0 percent in June, the highest since October 2016, according to Reuters calculations.
Over the half, China produced 419.75 million tonnes of crude steel, up 4.6% on the same period a year earlier.
President Xi Jinping has called for even tougher regulations to reduce the country's vulnerability though the GDP figures suggested there was no cause for immediate alarm - given stronger export growth and a jump in new orders.
Other data released by the statistics agency painted a rosy picture of the economy, with industrial production and fixed-asset investments both beating expectations.
The ratings agency on Friday maintained its A+ rating on China with a stable outlook.
The ongoing economic transition and structural reform sparked optimism on China's future growth outlook.
Output during the January-June period was down 5.1% year on year at about 3.89-million barrels a day.
Year-on-year growth in retail sales accelerated to 11 percent in June, from 10.7 percent in May, while fixed-asset investment also picked up speed in June.
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Crews have contained about 60 per cent of the fire but fear it could jump the Fraser River and threaten homes if winds pick up. Skrepnek said more burns were planned for fires around Williams Lake, 150 Mile House and Ashcroft.
Over seven million pounds of Sabrett hot dogs may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically bone fragments, the U.S. The Food Safety and Inspection Service received complaints that pieces of bone were found in the products.
Se further added, "It's interesting because in this tournament we've seen every game as a must-win and we've played like that". New Zealand lost wickets at regular intervals after that as the Indian spinners led by Gayakwad took control.
It is more interesting when China openly demonstrating hostility against India on global forums and on India's border (LAC). The government told the leaders that Chinese activities in the Doklam sector were hurting Indian strategic interests.
Graeme Cremer celebrates the dismissal of Sri Lanka's Dinesh Chandimal during the second day's play of the only test in Colombo . Not only did he claim five wickets in the first innings, Herath had also taken 12 wickets against Bangladesh in that 2013 Test .
The prize was for "her outstanding contributions to the dynamics and geometry of Riemann surfaces and their moduli spaces". She is survived by husband Jan Vondrák, a Czech theoretical computer scientist, and their daughter Anahita.
Consumer Inflation, Retail Sales Soft In June, Industry Solid
The US dollar added 0.08 percent to 1.3746 against the Singapore dollar while the Malaysian ringgit was up 0.01 percent to 4.2908. Japan's yen-sensitive Nikkei slid 0.4 per cent on the yen's gains but MSCI's dollar-denominated Japan index gained 0.5 per cent.
Capital Region man confirmed dead in Marine Corps plane crash
Investigators are still trying to determine why the KC-130 air tanker plummeted to the ground in rural MS on Monday afternoon. A second Marine with local ties has been identified as one of the victims in the fiery plane crash in MS earlier this week.