China, the greatest economic story of the last 30 years. But fears of a hard landing from years of breakneck growth have sparked fears that the country has little planned to help soften any economic blows.
The global financial crash of 2008 has dented external demand for China's goods and economists worry about high debt levels in the corporate sector.
But is change just around the corner? Can China really rebalance its economy to be more consumer-led and open its financial markets to the world? And will optimism overcome the pessimism that has roiled global asset markets this year.