The Chinese economy is showing signs of slowdown. The slowdown probably suggests that China is transitioning to a lower, more sustainable growth trajectory. With strong indicators from primary economic aspects and large room for policy manoeuvring, the economy is likely to advance at a relatively slower pace, but without major disruption. Nevertheless, the Chinese government needs to move forward with further in-depth economic reforms while keeping an eye on several key issues when steering the economy. Otherwise, substantial risks may emerge and the road to sustainable growth could be quite bumpy.