The discount rate cut doesn’t actually do anything for the economy- growth or inflation- but does show their concern.
And the relatively low Q1 state lending is showing the actual continuing policy constraint.
As previously discussed, China has what they consider an inflation problem, and there are precious few, if any, examples of inflation fights that didn’t cause hard landings.
China to lower reserve requirement ratio
Q1 GDP slows in 29 provinces, regions
China 2012 Growth Forecast Cut to 8.1%, Citigroup Says
China 2012 Growth Outlook Revised to 8% From 8.2%, JPMorgan Says
China Growth Seen at 13-Year Low by Pimco as Banks Cut Forecast