Since the 1990’s China has been at the centre of global trade. The largest importer and exporter of goods, its economy has been both reliant on global logistics systems and the driver of the global logistics market. Registering huge levels of growth for twenty-five years the Chinese economy has begun to slow. Despite disagreements over the numbers, not least the voracity of the governments 7% GDP growth figure, the evidence from logistics activities point to a substantial change in the trajectory of the economy. The Ti graphic below describes this.