Still, economy faced downward pressure, Li cautioned.
The property market, where some have flagged pockets of bubbles, particularly in the higher-tier cities, has been a concern for China commentators. China's richest man Wang Jianlin recently went as far as to say that the country's real estate market was the "biggest bubble in history."
China's Li said the government would take effective measures to ensure the stable and healthy development of the property market.
The GDP data will follow figures last week that showed steeper-than-expected declines in China's dollar-denominated exports in September and an unexpected drop in imports.
China's exports tumbled nearly 10 percent on-year in dollar terms, and imports dipped 1.9 percent.
The Chinese government is aiming for growth of 6.5 percent to 7 percent this year, a slower pace than the world has become accustomed to over the past two decades.
China's economy is gradually transitioning to a greater reliance on consumption, compared to a previous emphasis on manufacturing, but the transformation hasn't been all smooth sailing; the country logged 6.9 percent growth in 2015, its slowest pace in 25 years.
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