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A worker walks with a hammer past a residential construction site during sunset in Nantong, Jiangsu province in China on Aug. 6, 2013.
A worker walks with a hammer past a residential construction site during sunset in Nantong, Jiangsu province in China on Aug. 6, 2013.
(CHINA DAILY/REUTERS)

Even optimistic investors are starting to lose faith in China

China has a problem: It is losing its supporters.

As the country’s once-stellar economic growth slows to levels once deemed unacceptable among economists, a number of investors had been maintaining bullish views on the country and its long-term potential.

Now, some of these views are starting to shift, raising concerns that the former engine of the global economy is becoming one of its key risks.