China investors should care about three major numbers this year: 8 percent economic growth, its 4 trillion yuan ($586 billion) stimulus package, and the 10 industries revitalization plan.
The first is the government’s economic growth target and the second is a spending plan to shield the economy from the global financial crisis.
A lot has been said about the first two numbers, but not enough about the third. Indeed, there are at least three misunderstandings about the latter.
First, perhaps misled by the word “revitalization,” many people talk about the plan as if it is another set of recovery measures to boost investment demand. On the contrary, it mostly contains policy measures aimed at reducing supply.