China's Figures Start to Disappoint

Recent data, especially diminishing GDP growth, show a slowdown in China is underway, and it's happening faster than most analysts expected

All the numbers that have come out of China in the past few weeks—whether they relate to GDP growth, corporate earnings, or the health of the manufacturing sector—add up to the same conclusion: the Chinese economic machine is slowing. And it is happening faster than most China watchers expected.

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