China looks to boost consumer demand
7 December 2012 Last updated at 00:21 GMT
China's economy is slowing, but the government is not taking it lying down.
It has been trying to get growth going again by boosting domestic demand. With a raft of Chinese economic figures due this weekend, there will be a lot of interest in how its plans are going.
John Sudworth visited one family in Shanghai to find out why it may prove a challenge to get the Chinese spending.