Now for more analysis on China's latest economic numbers, we are joined by two guests. Mr. Andrew Polk, economist at Conference Board, and Mr Ding Yifan, deputy director at the State Council's Devt Research Centre.
Q1. Andrew, the commentary from other economists is: this is a managed slowdown, GDP number is in line with the target and we should see a better 2Q -- what do you think?
Q2. Mr. Ding, weak data means more easing, which lifts stocks, do you think it's a good thing, the shift from debt to equity?
Q3. Andrew, other numbers broadly missing expectations, especially industrial production--much lower than forecast, why?
Q4. Mr. Ding, aside from monetary easing, how else are you expecting the government to lift growth?