[Beijing, March 11. Image via Getty.]

Delegates look at the screen of a digital camera after taking photographs on Tiananmen Square ahead of an ongoing session of the National People's Congress, the annual parliament of China's ruling Communist Party at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 11, 2010. China said that retail sales, the main gauge of consumer spending in the world's third-largest economy, rose 17.9 percent in January-February compared with the same two months of last year. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)