More than 70% of Chinese manufacturers were not concerned about a possible decrease in their orders, a survey led by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences has found. Of the 1,386 manufacturers interviewed, 3.4% had too many orders and were not going to accept more, 26.2% had enough orders and were at full capacity, 42.9% were seeing increases in orders, and only 27.6% were short of orders and experiencing sporadic halts in production; 44.2% thought China's economy would keep going at its current pace for the foreseable future, 31.2% were afraid China's economy was overheated and was going to slow, and 24.5% bet on an upward trend for China's economy. Of the 1,386 firms, 66.1% were labor-intensive firms and 82.3% were located in coastal China.
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