28/2/2020 Rating announcement EN
Scope affirms China’s sovereign rating at A+ and maintains the Outlook at Negative
A large and diversified economy, strong external sector, and capacity to reform support the rating. Rising public and non-financial sector debt and significant policy easing exacerbating long-term imbalances underscore the Negative Outlook.
21/9/2018 Rating announcement EN
Scope affirms China’s credit rating at A+ and revises the Outlook to Negative
A large and diversified economy, external strengths, and capacity to reform support the rating. Rising public-sector debt and high non-financial sector debt drive the Negative Outlook.
29/9/2017 Rating announcement EN
Scope downgrades China’s newly published credit rating to A+ from AA- and changes Outlook to Stable
A large and diversified economy, high external resilience, and scope for reform support the rating. Significant continued increases in non-financial sector debt and rising public sector debt underscore the rating downgrade.