Part of the slowdown is intended by China’s policymakers but recent data shows that the Chinese economy is clearly off to a slower start to the year.
“We believe weaker-than-expected external demand, tight monetary policy stance in 4Q2013 and heightened anti-corruption initiatives contributed to the economic weakness. We are getting close to further policy loosening.” (Goldman Sachs)
Charts on the Chinese Economy:
China GDP Forcasts: