Countries around the globe are nervously watching what is happening to the Chinese economy - and fearing the potential knock-on effects.

New government statistics say China's GDP grew last year by nearly 7 percent.

While many other nations would be delighted by that, it was China's lowest growth level for 25 years and another sign that the heady days of the country's record-breaking economic expansion are long gone.

The true situation could be even worse; some analysts do not believe the official data.

As the world's second biggest economy again stalls, countries which export commodities such as oil and iron ore to China are suffering - with the possibility of worse to come.

So, what has gone wrong? And should the world be concerned?

Presenter: Sami Zeidan


Pauline Loong - Managing director of Asia-Analytica and analyst on China's political economy.

Chris Watling - Chief market strategist at Longview Economics

Michele Geraci - Professor of finance at Zhejian University and an economic adviser to governments, corporations and investors in China

Source: Al Jazeera