Many of the most worrying signs should really be seen as positive, say China watchers.
Questioned by Labour's David Clark about that prediction at Parliament's commerce select committee, Mr Joyce said per capita GDP was growing and he disagreed with Treasury's forecasts.
The pressures pushing the Kiwi dollar to its highest levels in more than a year against the US and Australian dollars are unlikely to let up. With special feature audio.
Back in 1992 when Bill Clinton was running to be US President, his campaign manager James Carville put up a sign in his campaign headquarters to remind campaigners and voters alike what was really important.