China & World Economy

Cover image for Vol. 25 Issue 4

Editor: Yongding Yu; Managing Editor: Xiaoming Feng

Impact Factor: 0.792

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 201/347 (Economics)

Online ISSN: 1749-124X

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China’s economic slowdown and its growth potential

China has been growing at an unprecedented rate since economic reforms were initiated in 1978, achieving an average annual real GDP growth rate of 9.7% over the entire period through 2015. However, China’s strong growth streak recently has run out of steam, showing steady and marked deceleration since 2010. By 2015, the annual growth rate had fallen to 6.9%, the lowest since 1990, when monetary policy was tightened sharply to reduce inflation.

The key question is whether China’s economy will continue to slow and be trapped in slow growth, or whether its growth can re-accelerate. This is the theme of this issue of China & World Economy. The papers, contributed by top economists worldwide, focus on the root causes of the current slowdown and, in light of these, assess the growth potential of the Chinese economy and the conditions under which that potential growth could be realized.

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