As the world’s second largest economy issues its growth plan for the next five years, a brief look at the country’s performance since the 2008 financial crisis.
The World Trade Organization has issued a marked upward revision of its trade growth forecast for this year. Its regained optimism is based on stronger economic indicators in China, the US and the eurozone.
Chinese policymakers are beginning to worry about a rallying currency that is putting pressure on the country's exports. Figures for August show slower-than-forecast growth, which has also been hit by weak global demand.
The head of the International Monetary Fund has praised Asian nations for their efforts toward economic expansion and poverty reduction. But she warned that an increasingly aging population might become a huge obstacle.
A survey released by the EU Chamber of Commerce in China has detailed a raft of regulatory barriers that European companies are confronted with in the Asian nation. It said businesses suffered from "promise fatigue."
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