Government specialists and economists were interviewed for an article in Xinhua analyzing the direction of China’s economy in 2011. The following are highlights of the major points:
– China will face inflation next year, mainly caused by international inflation.
– China’s monetary policy will change from “loosened” to “neutral,” but not “tightened.”
– Once the government’s stimulus package has run its course, China will have to work through the private sector to drive its economic growth.
– The real estate market will drop slightly, but not significantly.
– The income disparity between China’s rich and poor will widen even further.
– China’s export business will continue to grow.
– The yuan will rise slightly.
Source: Xinhua, December 17, 2010