China's Economy Grew 6.8% between July and September according to official data released Thursday, slowing slightly from the previous quarter.
The latest GDP figures are still above Beijing's annual growth target of 6.5% for 2017.
The world's second-largest economy is trying to rein in debt and contain a housing bubble without hurting growth.
Those efforts are expected to have weighed on economic activity in some parts of China, but growth has been supported by higher-than-expected rise in trade and bank lending.
The result followed growth of 6.9% in the first and second quarters of the year.
"A less supportive fiscal policy stance and slower credit growth should result in a slowdown over the coming months," said Capital Economics China economist Julian Evans-Pritchard.