China Market Intelligence

February 5th, 2014
Christina Nelson

In January, the International Monetary Fund projected that China’s GDP would grow 7.5 percent in 2014. But how China hits that target has important implications for the future the country’s economy, says David Dollar, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution’s John L. Thornton China Center.

Speaking at the US-China Business Council’s Jan. 30 Forecast meeting, Dollar said that although China surpassed its 2013 GDP growth target to reach 7.7 percent, the country’s economy still hasn...

February 5th, 2014

Chinese government agencies have recently taken steps to advance economic reform, from establishing a high-level leading group headed by President Xi Jinping to releasing new plans for financial and administrative licensing changes in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ). While each of these moves may have positive implications for foreign companies doing business in China, they have yet to fulfill the promises made in third plenum reform documents and in statements from key officials about...