The two candidates vying for the White House have been locked into "yesterday's war" by claiming that Beijing is manipulating its currency, and they risk overestimating the challenge China's economy is posing to the United States. Consulting financial markets adds some perspective.
Bursa Malaysia, the stock exchange in Kuala Lumpur, hopes to generate larger market capitalization. Malaysia's Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Donald Lim has called for more Chinese corporations to get listed on the nation's stock exchange.
With a 7.4 percent growth year-on-year in its gross domestic product in the third quarter, the lowest quarterly growth over the past 14 quarters, China's economy has begun warming up again in the fourth quarter.
Three decades of fast growth have transformed China into the world's second largest economy. They have also created an economy that is excessively reliant on investment, exports and capital-intensive industrial development, and in pressing need of rebalancing. And they have exacerbated the gap between high- and low-income groups, and between cities and rural areas.