Shoppers in Shanghai
Media playback is unsupported on your device

China's consumer spending drive

China has been looking to rebalance its economy as it aims for sustainable long term growth.

Policymakers want growth to be driven more by consumer spending, rather than by exports and a government led investment boom.

But that could be difficult as the Chinese like to save - typically putting away a third of their disposable income.

The BBC's Beijing correspondent Martin Patience examines how the government might encourage the Chinese to be a little less prudent.

  • 10 Dec 2013
Go to next video: Chinese exports jump in November