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China: Fiscal Stimulus Underpins Economic Strength

7:50 AM MST | January 8, 2010 | Deepti Ramesh

Continuation of the Chinese government’s fiscal stimulus, and moderate recovery in the global economy will help generate GDP growth in China of 8.9% in 2010, compared with 8.2% in 2009, the Asian Development Bank (ADB; Manila) says. “The massive fiscal stimulus announced in 2008 and the aggressive monetary easing in 2009 has softened the blow of the global slump on the [Chinese] economy,” says Jong-Wha Lee, chief economist at ADB. “The 8% growth target for 2009 set by the government at the start of the year now looks within reach for...

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