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Too much read into China's GDP slowdown

Frugality and risk-taking in Chinese culture make for a heady mix - and gyrations for stock markets.

China chases limited options for a lot of hoarded money. Most Chinese investors are novices, willing to take more risks than Western investors.

"…he who will not economise will have to agonise" - Confucius

"… precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality" - Lao Tzu

New Brunswick

THE drop in Chinese stock prices threatens to produce a bearish