The Confusion Over China’s Economy

Is China hanging on to its 7% growth target, or are the official numbers put out by the Chinese government too suspect to be trusted?

(Source: http://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-true-growth-is-a-mysteryeconomists-weigh-the-clues-1430071125)

 

The Bull Case

Representative of the bull case is Gavyn Davies of Fulcrum Asset Maangement, writing for the FT.  His indicators show that the Chinese government has indeed managed to maintain approximately 7% growth through stimulus measures, although he doesn't speculate about the future:

http://blogs.ft.com/gavyndavies/2015/08/02/firm-global-growth-amid-doubts-about-chinese-data/

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