Chang Jiang River in Wuhan

Chang Jiang River in Wuhan

Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

A girl blows soap bubbles on a ferry crossing the Chang Jiang river in Wuhan. China’s economy will this year maintain the same trend of steady growth as it did last year, China’s Finance Minister Lou Jiwei said Feb. 22. Developed countries are too optimistic about their own growth, he said.