On Monday, China released its highly-anticipated economic growth data. Growth for the full year was 7.7 percent, overall indicating a very different, more mature phase of economic growth in China.
NPR international correspondent Frank Langfitt joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss what these and other figures mean for China's future infrastructure projects, government and local debt.
On a related note, Hobson was in Shanghai recently and shares a bit about his trip, including the experience of arriving at the airport at the same time as South Korean actor Park Si-hoo (see video below).
This segment aired on January 22, 2014.