"The immediate driver is much stronger industrial production, which is being lifted by many factors: recovering exports, very low inventory, robust retail sales and investment-led demand", said Gene Ma, chief China economist at the Institute of International Finance in Washington.
However, analysts warned that the momentum in gross domestic product (GDP) growth would not last as authorities clamp down on rising debt.
As China steps up efforts to fend off financial risks ahead of a five-yearly party congress in the fall, economists forecast that its economy will slow moderately in the months ahead.
"But worldwide instability and uncertainties are still relatively large, and the domestic long-term buildup of structural imbalances remains".
It accelerated to 7.9 percent in June from a year earlier, compared to a 7.3 percent expansion in May, according to Reuters calculations based on NBS data.
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 stronger growth also means officials will have more room to address the growing debt problem, as China continues to place controlling risk and deleveraging at the forefront of financial policy this year.
The ratings agency on Friday maintained its A+ rating on China with a stable outlook.
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The statement followed Moody's decision in May to downgrade China for the first time in nearly three decades on concern about its ballooning credit and slowing growth. The National Bureau of Statistics will now including contributions from healthcare, tourism and the "new economy". "We are not as anxious as when the curbs were put out in March and April", said ANZ economist Betty Wang.
Despite the economic deleveraging, however, "we do not think this event will trigger an immediate monetary tightening".
Some analysts are predicting that tighter lending rules may not have the cooling effect that many expected.
The bank has raised its 2017 annual GDP projection to 6.8 percent on-year from 6.6 percent previously.
Progress is also being made in the country's supply-side structural reform and growth engine shift, according to the NBS.
Independent refiners, known as "teapots", raised their runs after receiving additional crude import quotas, while oil majors kept their throughput roughly flat year on-year, he said. Retail was another bright sport, jumping by 11 percent from a year earlier.
The ChiNext, the start-up board at the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, was down nearly 5 percent on the day, but recovered somewhat as trade continued. The country's steel output rose 5.7% in June to a record 73.23 million tonnes.
China's economic growth held steady in the latest quarter, boosted by trade and consumer spending, despite concerns about a possible impending slowdown.