New engines to shore up China’s growth

If there is a conspiracy to disguise the extent of harder times in China, it is an exceedingly superficial affair.


Beijing’s clumsy attempts to halt a drop in its own stock market and its confusing August 11 decision to devalue its currency, the yuan, have escalated fears.

The economic preeminence of the USA has often been questioned by a few pessimists who believe this preeminence may not continue through the 21st century. Declining returns on investment are inevitable as an economy matures, but China’s decline has been more than necessary.

Finally, China’s economic slowdown should not have come as a shock – it was written into the government’s 12 five year plan (2011-2015) which aimed to achieve more sustainable growth around 7%.

Since Y 2012, China’s services sector has surpassed the secondary industry to become the largest GDP contributor. Meanwhile, services are now the fastest-growing sector of China’s economy.

That scenario is crucial to the future of the global economy, which is still struggling on the path of recovery from the financial crisis. The technological breakthroughs launched in America have so far remained unmatched by other countries.

Firstly, One Belt, One Road maps out a plan to strengthen China’s economic relations with its trade partners, particularly its Asian neighbours, primarily via a network of transport and other infrastructure projects. Instead, it must implement reforms that boost productivity and offset downward pressure on growth. The burden for buoying consumer demand rests with altering the role of the state in providing services for households in a way that respects China’s state-dominated system but is also market friendly.

Wang Baoan, director of the National Bureau of Statistics [Photo/IC]. The environment is not very good and this is reflected in the prices. The conclusion was fairly benign: there was no major issue with China’s official GDP figures. As it stands, the Chinese government is keen to maintain decent growth of about 7 percent annually while pushing for rebalancing and reform.

Growth of per capita net income of rural residents outpaced that for urban residents by 1.6 percentage points in the first half of the year.

Mr Wu initially mentored Mr Holz but their intellectual dispute later caused the two to fall out with each other. China has a long way to go to muster such qualities. It just didn’t convince me. According to EIA data China accounted for 55 percent of the increase in global petroleum consumption between 2005 and 2013.

Michael Parker, economist for Bernstein Research in Hong Kong, is illustrative of that approach, but he disagrees with the sceptics. In addition, the prudent approach by the Obama administration to foreign policy, especially the focus of his administration on the use of diplomacy as evidenced by the nuclear agreement with Iran and the restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba, will certainly help to restore the reputation of the a beacon for inclusivity and respect for other nations.

Despite the current outlook for slower economic growth in the near term, Oxford Economics are forecasting a solid pace of growth in the coming decades.

First, industrial production has remained stable. Logically, that is not possible. These elites were well entrenched in the leadership of the Communist Party.

Where Mr Holz and Mr Wu differ is largely their response to these flaws.

Secondly, the upgrading of industry will stimulate the import of technologies and equipment.

Fifth, price gauge increased mildly. Yet this is an awkward moment for his radical rejection of China’s industrial production data.

Three-percent GDP growth is no longer in sight!

“Concerns about China’s economy are heightening the level of angst among global investors who are already having to cope with multiple sources of uncertainty”, says Eswar Prasad, professor of global trade policy at Cornell University.

The likelihood that the growth rate is subject to manipulation reflects institutional weakness, notably the lack of independence of the NBS.

Speaking in Seattle on September 22, Xi stressed the need for both the U.S. and China to deepen their “mutual understanding of strategic intentions” as a key objective for the bilateral relationship. If the emphasis on this single number were not so excessive, the incentive to massage it would be less. It is estimated that China has, after 30 years of growth, accumulated an asset about 10 times of its GDP.

China may be poised to economically reign supreme, but not any time soon. Contrary to what these people say, the China story is far from over.


The US’s monetary policy reveals another layer of codependency. Mr Li, then party secretary in the north-eastern province of Liaoning, reportedly said data on gross domestic product were “man-made” and therefore unreliable. Tourism and social consumption related sectors are on a fast track. The new drivers are gaining traction, and the world’s second largest economy will continue to power global growth. It does not drive growth. Consumer spending increased 3.6% in the second quarter from the previous estimate of 3.1%. Yet such growth is certain to have slowed since the stock market rout that began in late June.

Employees working at a production line of electronic panels at a factory of Fibre #Home Technologies Group in Wuhan China