Tricky one. Option A, which talks of the "political nature" of "the target", is a bit vague. So, let's consider the other options. All of these relate to China's GDP. B explains why Chinese GDP will be "unaffected" by a trade war with the US: the Chinese government will borrow to meet its growth targets. C states that China's GDP numbers tell us about the "government's priorities" but are a "poor measure" of the performance of the economy as China will use it's debt capacity to achieve GDP growth. This relates to the point made in B. D states that the Chinese government sets the GDP growth rate with "social and political objectives" in mind. This relates to C, which states that China's GDP numbers reflect the "government's priorities". In a paragraph, C would follow D. So, does DCB make a cogent paragraph? It doesn't. B talks of the China-US trade war, while C and D do not mention this. Now, let's have a look at A. In the given context, "the target" that A refers to is, clearly, the Chinese GDP figure, which, according to D is set early in the year, keeping social and political objectives in mind. Option A explains how this target is achieved: local governments are encouraged to generate the economic activity that is necessary to achieve the GDP target. The sum total of this and the economic activity of the private and real-estate sectors is made to add up to the GDP target. So, option A provides the link between D and C. DAC is a cogent paragraph. B is the option to be eliminated. Correct Answer: Choice (B)
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