Media playback is unsupported on your device

China's challenge: Balancing growth and inflation

15 October 2012 Last updated at 04:09 BST

China's top priority is to control inflation, despite calls by developed countries to chase growth and increase consumer demand, says the country's deputy chief central banker Yi Gang.

He was speaking at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meeting in Tokyo at the weekend - ahead of Monday's latest inflation figures, which showed that China's annual consumer price growth eased slightly in September to 1.9%, down slightly from August's 2% figure.

Asia Business Report's Rico Hizon spoke to Fraser Howie, managing director at CLSA in Singapore, and asked whether curbing inflation should be a top priority for China's central bank.

Most watched

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.