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Is the Chinese Economic Miracle Over?
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Is the Chinese Economic Miracle Over?

In the first two quarters, the growth rate of Chinese economy plunged to its lowest level since 1990. Is the “Chinese economic miracle” over? Recently, large-scale economic fluctuations have hit almost all emerging market economies.
The roller coaster ride witnessed in the stock market, as well as yuan’s depreciation against the dollar created upheaval in global markets of foreign currency, stock and primary commodity markets from late August, China.org reported.
Large advisory bodies in western countries claimed that the investment environment in Russia seems better than China. The Boston Consulting Group, for example, reported manufacturing costs in China are almost as high as those in America. The New York Times wrote articles about Chinese cotton spinning companies moving to the US market, while the Indian government vows to surpass China with its advantage of cheap labor force.
However, China’s economic fundamentals are still stronger than other large economies and emerging markets. The difficulties China faces currently have been exaggerated. China has much larger space to maintain its economic growth than either the major economies or the other emerging markets. In order to maintain market share, China won’t trigger a “currency war”, instead, it has the capability to keep its currency stable.
It’s the reality that China will face economic deceleration now and in the near future, which is the result of past economic and social development, as well as world economy being stuck in low growth. The present size of Chinese economy can’t compare with the past.
The International Monetary Fund reported that China’s GDP in 2014 rose first place in the world, accounting for 16.3% in total. The US had a 16.1% share, the Eurozone 12.1%, while the UK contributed only 2.4%, Japan 4.4%, the Commonwealth of Independent States 4.7%, Latin America and Caribbean countries 8.7%, Middle East, North Africa, South Asia 7.6%, and Sub-Saharan Africa 3.1%.
When the world economy sinks into low growth, it’s hard for China itself to maintain high speed.

 

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