efe-epaShanghai, China

China's gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 2.3 percent in 2020 amid global economic contraction as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to official data published Monday.

Despite this being the lowest rate of growth for the Asian country's economy, it makes China among the few countries in the world - and the only major world power - to post positive growth. EFE-EPA