China's stocks have tumbled since the start of the year, entering bear territory, but they still aren't looking attractive, Ha Jiming, vice chairman of Goldman Sachs Private Wealth Management for China, told CNBC.
The Shanghai Composite is down around 21 percent since its most recent high of 3,651.76 on December 22, leaving it in a "bear within a bear" market. The index is off around 44 percent from its 52-week high of 5,166.35, set June 2015.
The selloff across Chinese markets has decked valuations: The Shanghai index is trading at 11.4 times forward earnings, compared with a long-term average of 14.4 times, according to data from Nomura.
But that's not the whole story.
"When people compare fundamentals and direction of capital flows, they probably find the current level of China stocks is still too expensive," Ha told CNBC's "Squawk Box."
"If you compare the economic situation with the second quarter of 2014 when the index was at the level of 2000, today's economic fundamentals are much worse," he said.