With China's gross domestic product (GDP) growth falling to its slowest pace in 14 years in 2013, what's next for the world's second largest economy?
Economists are divided into two distinct camps: those who see a continued growth deceleration towards 7 percent in 2014, and those who expect a pickup to above 8 percent.
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The wide disparity stems from a variety of factors including the extent to which reforms undertaken at the Third Plenum in November will impact economic growth and the degree to which China will benefit from the pickup in global demand.
In the bullish camp is Louis Kuijs, chief China economist at RBS who sees the economy growing 8.2 percent in 2014, picking up from the 7.7 percent in 2013.
"We expect China to benefit from improved global growth this year. Faster world trade growth should support China's growth via stronger exports and corporate investment," Kuijs wrote in a note on Monday.