The roller coaster that is the Chinese stock market seems to be back in full force.
Stocks in Shanghai had been in a period of relative calm so far this year, but a relatively precipitous drop of 2.7 percent this month has refocused attention on the markets.
This year, investors have been buoyed by stronger economic data — first quarter GDP growth came in at 6.9 percent, which was better than expected. Specific sectors like property and construction also got a boost after Beijing announced the creation of a new special economic zone, dubbed Xiongan New Area, in Hebei province. But, as the saying goes, what goes up must come down.