Chinese economy grows fast. The GDP of 2009 increased to 5 trillion US dollars from about 200 billion US dollars of 1978. In recent years, Chinese GDP has grown at double-digit rates, and increased by 9.1% last year despite of the impact of global financial crisis. In the first half of this year, the GDP reached 2.5 trillion US dollars, an 11.1% year-on-year growth.

Ho Lee Kow