The Way ForwardS

[Shanghai, August 11. Image via Getty]

A young girl walks out of a metro station exit leading to a shopping mall in Shanghai on August 11, 2009. China's retail sales —the main measure of consumer spending, which the Chinese government sees as a key factor in boosting the economy — rose 15.2 percent in July 2009 compared with the same month in 2010. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)