China’s economic performance: highlights and challenges ahead
Newly released government numbers show concerns among China’s manufacturing industry. The National Bureau of Statistics reported that factory activity shrank in September – for the first time in 19 months. What are some of the reasons for the slowdown? After a nationwide power shortage and rising concerns in the real estate market, will China be able to reach its economic targets this year?
To help us understand this, we’ve invited Wang Dan, chief economist of Hang Seng Bank in China; Andy Mok, senior research fellow at the Center for China and Globalization; and Dr. William Lee, chief economist of the Milken Institute.