Oct 13, 2015
China's exports fell less than expected in September, with monthly figures showing recovery, but a sharper fall in imports left economists divided over whether the country's ailing trade sector is showing signs of turning around.
Mark Tinker, AXA Investment Managers
Sep 25, 2015
As Xi Jinping heads to the United States he might need to check that he takes his irony meter with him, for there seems little evidence that anyone in the Western media has one they might be willing to lend him.
He Weiwen, Senior Fellow, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies
Sep 24, 2015
China’s stock-market correction was predictable after its wild rise, but it does not signal a sustained economic slump. However, “China shock” did influence the U.S. and European stock markets, despite the effect being psychological and temporary. During the first half of September, U.S. and European markets have been rising steadily, despite the lingering struggles for Chinese stocks. With an expected mild rebound by the end of the year and beyond, it is likely that China’s imports will gradually pick up, thus contributing more to the world commodities demand recovery.
Lawrence Lau, Ralph and Claire Landau Professor of Economics, CUHK
Sep 23, 2015
In 1997, at the height of the East Asian currency crisis, I wrote an article, “The Sky is not Falling (天塌不下来),” basically saying that the Chinese economy would be able to emerge from the crisis more or less unscathed.
Sep 22, 2015
Chinese President Xi Jinping defended his government’s economic stewardship and said that China’s slowing growth and market fluctuations won’t deter needed reforms.
Gordon Chang, Writer
Sep 22, 2015
While China’s National Bureau of Statistics’ (NBS) reporting on GDP growth grates have been called into question by international observers, there is acknowledgement that the structure of China’s economy is changing. The real test of the reliability of official reporting, therefore, will come when NBS issues its Q3 headline GDP figure.
Niu Li, Director of Macro-economy Studies, State Information Center
Sep 16, 2015
China’s economy has shifted to a slow gear, having a bigger impact on those resource-exporting countries which highly depend on China’s market, but having no remarkable impact on European and the US economic growth. In particular, China’s slow economy is not the “culprit” of the recent US stock market slump, which was caused by the American market’s own problems.
Francis Lui, Director, Center for Economic Development, HKUST
Sep 15, 2015
The IMF holds a cautiously optimistic view about the prospects of the Chinese economy, recognizing that the important reason for a slowdown in China’s economy is the change in its development strategy. The services industry is rising, R&D is expanding slowly, and the financial system is modernizing. These changes take time and patience: If China chooses to slow down a little bit, it will be easier for the country to succeed and achieve the long-term goals it has anticipated.
Sep 11, 2015
The Wall Street Journal writes, "China is committed to reform despite slower growth, has the tools to avoid a major economic setback and won't resort to a currency war to benefit its exporters, the nation's premier said in a speech to global business leaders on Thursday.
Sep 02, 2015
Sir, Praise to George Magnus for setting out so plainly a few of the hurdles facing China’s leadership, especially the recentralisation of power and its intrusion into economic policymaking