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Is China running out of steam as economy slows?

13 April 2012 Last updated at 11:28 BST

Growth in the world's second biggest economy is slowing.

China's wealth grew at 8.1% in the first quarter of this year - the slowest rate for nearly three years.

The figure is worse than expected and will worry firms and investors around the world who rely on a healthy Chinese economy to buy their goods and services at a time when other major economies face a downturn.

Dr Gary Liu, Deputy Director of the Lujiazui International Finance Research Centre told the BBC the government should not introduce another stimulus package. He said he believes "China's problem is with its monetary policy".