As the world’s second biggest economy and our largest trading partner, Australia’s economic fortunes are tied to China’s. Further, the financial viability of many ASX-listed and unlisted companies are dependent on the continued strength of the Middle Kingdom. Attending the 16th Annual Deutsche Bank Access China Conference in Beijing recently, I gathered a range of valuable insights into China’s economic drivers and outlook from various presenters including government officials, analysts and representatives from Chinese companies and state-owned enterprises.