Beijing has introduced a number of reforms since late 2014 to keep its slowing economy on track. The inclusion of the yuan as a reserve currency in the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) Special Drawing Rights basket last week represented a nod from the IMF that Beijing's reforms were moving in the right direction.
But a disappointing result from the official manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), a measure of factory activity, for November sent investor confidence tumbling once again.
On Tuesday China will release trade numbers for November, which analysts believe will show some improvement in the country's trade surplus. Moody's Analytics said in a note it expected imports to remain sluggish. The note added, "Meanwhile, exports are also declining year on year but have performed better thanks to a recovery in U.S. demand."
On Wednesday China's Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Producer Price Index (PPI) will measure inflation for November.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BoAML) said it expected CPI inflation to edge up to 1.5 percent on-year in November, compared to 1.3 percent in October, citing higher food price inflation due to bad weather. In a note, the bank also said it expected PPI to fall to 6 percent on-year due to a slump in global commodity prices.
On Saturday China will release its industrial production number, fixed asset investments (FAI), and retail sales for November. The latter will give a broad indication of domestic consumption patterns.
BoAML said, "Industrial production (IP) and fixed asset investment (FAI) growth could still be sluggish due to the lack of demand pick up amidst poor weather in the month, while retail sales growth data will likely demonstrate the relative resilience in consumption."