Interview: China's economy facing uncertainties

2010-03-05 20:20 BJT

Special Report: 2010 NPC & CPPCC Sessions |


- 8% GDP growth target
- Quality problem in China's economy
- Labor shortage reflects economic problems

Q1: Premier Wen said this morning, a rebound in the economy does not mean a fundamental recovery. With 8.7 percent GDP growth in 2009, China outperformed all other economies in the world. Why can't we say that China has successfully emerged from the financial crisis?

Q2: Many economists are predicting even higher GDP figures for this year. Do you think the government's 8 percent growth target is too modest? And what's your estimate?

Q3: One hot issue being raised a lot lately is that the GDP figure is no longer important, but the quality behind the number. What are the "quality" problems in China's economy overall?

Q4: Many say that the labor shortage on the east coast is a reflection of all the problems in China's economy. What do you think it means?

Editor: Zhang Ning | Source: