China may see 'a very quick' economic rebound -IMF's Gopinath

STORY: "We expect growth in China to come back, to rebound," Gopinath said. "Looking at the infection trends, and if those persist, we could see a very quick recovery starting from after the first quarter of this year."

China's economy grew 3% in 2022, one of its worst economic performances in nearly half a century, due to strict COVID-19 curbs and a property market slump.

Economists polled by Reuters see Chinese growth in 2023 at around 4.9%, with some of them recently upgrading forecasts to around 5.5%.