Services now form a key sector in China's economy.
China started 2009 weathering the global financial crisis and ends the decade battling slower economic growth and a trade war with the U.S.
While many people move away from the countryside for work, few of them are able to officially register in the cities.
Three shoe component suppliers discuss the U.S.-China trade war and the changes they have seen in the last few decades.
Darren Quon and James Gau worked in manufacturing before moving into the business of consulting and sourcing.
Shoe manufacturing shifted from Europe and the U.S., to Japan and Brazil, then to South Korea and Taiwan. Now, much of it takes place in mainland China.
Global automakers, to take one example, are finding the downward trend concerning.
Some countries stockpile grain and petroleum. China has both, plus a national pork reserve.
The White House had argued that a weakening Chinese economy would give the U.S. an advantage in negotiations.
Here is a look at what people in China are buying to mark the Year of the Dog.