ChinaÆs recovery is a bubble

FinanceAsia readers fear that ChinaÆs economic recovery is masking an asset price bubble.

ChinaÆs recovery is a bubble
Locals rush to buy real estate in Qingdao in December, contributing to the fast rise in property prices

Higher asset prices and rising inflation have prompted China's central bank to rein in bank lending and keep its economic recovery on track, but respondents to a FinanceAsia poll are unconvinced.

Almost half those who answered the poll said that China's economy is already experiencing a bubble. Central bankers are clearly worried too, after banks hit close to 20% of their annual lending targets in January alone and property prices rose at their fastest level since the first half...

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