China slowdown: why this time is different
China is now world's second largest economy. Its energy economy is twice the size it was in 2008 but faces a number of challenges which are compounded by the trade disputes with the US. In this insight, we discuss China's commodity demand, how it has changed since 2008 and the short-term impact on oil, gas and coal. We also discuss the longer-term issues that might arise due to the current slowdown.