Giant’s Slow Recovery

After a devastating seven-quarter beating which took place on the year of the dragon and rabbit, it seems that China is back in the ball game. Earlier this year, the Chinese economy is monitored by the world’s watchful eyes because of its economic slow down. The second largest economy, whose leadership transition will take next month, is slowly recuperating from its weakened economy.

Signs of recovery has materialized on its GDP as it expanded 7.4 in the third quarter compared to the previous year. “China’s economy is performing better than expected, and the bottoming will be clear in the fourth quarter,” a statement given by a chief China economist for JPMorgran Chase & Co. to Bloomberg last October 17. several monthly data also backed up the mustered strength as the industrial production in September leaped more than its expected increase and retail sales also took a step up at 14.2 percent which is the most significant positive movement since March. The fixed-asset investment, rural household not included, increased 20.5 percent for the first nine months.

But amidst the signs of recovery, several important factors are still in the deep. One of which is the foreign direct investments. As relayed by the Ministry of Commerce in Beijing, spending fell 6.8 percent as compared to the previous year. Furthermore, One of the probable reason given on a news report was inclined to the fact that foreign investors are concerned over the evident slowdown of the country’s economy.

Aside from its economic slowdown, China is also being putted on the spotlight because of its sovereignty talks about the disputed islands along the south china sea. Several countries are already been infuriated and diplomatic relationships are slowly disintegrating as the Chinese government still showing an aggressive stance on its claim.

Stephen Stevenson