This web page presents information about the work of the IMF in China, including the activities of the IMF Resident Representative Office. Additional information can be found on the China and IMF country page, including IMF reports and Executive Board documents that deal with China.

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At a Glance - China and the IMF

  • Current IMF membership: 190 countries
  • China joined the Fund in December 27, 1945; Article VIII (December 1, 1996)
  • At a Glance—China and the IMF
  • Quota: SDR 9,525,9 million

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News and Highlights


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IMF's Work on China


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IMF China Working Papers


China’s Digital Economy: Opportunities and Risks (January 17, 2019)


China’s High Savings: Drivers, Prospects, and Policie s (December 11, 2018)

The Long-Run Trend of Residential Investment in China (December 7, 2018)

China’s Monetary Policy Communication: Frameworks, Impact, and Recommendations (November 16, 2018) - Also Available in Chinese

China’s Rebalancing: Recent Progress, Prospects and Policies (November 12, 2018)

China’s Capacity Reduction Reform and Its Impact on Producer Prices (September 28, 2018)

Inequality in China - Trends, Drivers and Policy Remedies (June 5, 2018)

Intergovernmental Fiscal Reform in China (April 13, 2018)

Credit Booms - Is China Different? (January 4, 2018)


Reassessing the Perimeter of Government Accounts in China (December 8, 2017) – Translated into Chinese for Res. Rep. but not posted on

Resolving China's Zombies: Tackling Debt and Raising Productivity (November 27, 2017) – Also Available in Chinese

Assessing China’s Residential Real Estate Market (November 16, 2017)

Real Exchange Rate and External Balance : How Important Are Price Deflators? (March 30, 2017)

Price and Wage Flexibility in Hong Kong SAR (January 20, 2017)


Quantifying the Spillovers from China Rebalancing Using a Multi-Sector Ricardian Trade Model (November 15, 2016)

When China Sneezes Does ASEAN Catch a Cold? (November 10, 2016)

Resolving China’s Corporate Debt Problem (October 14, 2016)

Rebalancing in China—Progress and Prospects (September 6, 2016)

China’s Growing Influence on Asian Financial Markets (August 12, 2016)

Spillovers from China’s Growth Slowdown and Rebalancing to the ASEAN-5 Economies (August 09, 2016)

Chinese Imports : What’s Behind the Slowdown? (May 26, 2016)

China and Asia in Global Trade Slowdown (May 26, 2016)

China's Slowdown and Global Financial Market Volatility: Is World Growth Losing Out? (March 15, 2016)

Private Sector Activity in Hong Kong SAR and the Fed: Transmission Effects through the Currency Board (February 23, 2016)


China’s Labor Market in the “New Normal”, Lam ,Liu , and Schipke (July 13, 2015)

China’s Growth: Can Goldilocks Outgrow Bears? Maliszewski and Zhang (May 27, 2015)

Understanding Residential Real Estate in China,  Chivakul, Lam , Liu , Maliszewski , and Schipke (April 28, 2015)

Assessing China’s Corporate Sector Vulnerabilities, Chivakul and Lam (March 30, 2015)

China: How Can Revenue Reforms Contribute to Inclusive and Sustainable Growth? Lam and Wingender (March 24, 2015)

Regional Economic Outlook

May 1, 2023

Despite weakening external demand and monetary tightening, domestic demand has so far remained strong, with China’s reopening providing fresh impetus. IMF Asia and the Pacific remains a dynamic region despite the somber backdrop of what looks to be shaping up as a challenging year for the world economy. Global growth is poised to decelerate as rising interest rates and Russia’s war in Ukraine weigh on activity. Inflation remains stubbornly high, and banking strains in the United States and Europe have injected greater uncertainty into an already complex economic landscape. Asia’s domestic demand has so far remained strong despite monetary tightening, while external appetite for technology products and other exports is weakening. We project the region will contribute around 70 percent of global growth this year as its expansion accelerates to 4.6 percent from 3.8 percent in last year. China’s reopening will provide fresh momentum. Normally the strongest effect would be from demand for investment goods in China, but this time the biggest effect is from demand for consumption. Other emerging economies in the region are on track to enjoy solid growth, though in some cases at slightly lower rates than seen last year.
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