This page looks at the Chinese economy. Chinese growth overall has been slowing down over the past few years, as the government works to shift the composition of growth away from investment spending and towards domestic consumption (left graph). On the right-hand side we look at two measures that the Chinese have used to help stabilize this slowdown. The top-right-hand chart looks at Chinese monetary policy and shows the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) overtime. The recent cuts in the RRR shows that China has been trying to stimulate their economy through monetary policy. Additionally, the chart on the bottom-right shows that the Chinese government has also been using fiscal stimulus to help stabilize the economy, as their fiscal deficit has grown.