And political REGRESSION, not reform, has been the state of things in CCP China for five years now, so the economy has stalled and it is starting to collapse.
The Chinese Communist Party is a dead end for China, or worse.
The economy is slowing from its once torrid pace but still very strong and growing.
A good GNP growth rate for an economy like in the US should be about 2-3 % per year whereas a goal for China's economic growth is around 7-10% which it has been achieving.
A political regression ? Yes, at some levels of government but the economic reform is too far along now that there is no turning back.
The military's reform is also moving rapidly and slowly recognizing that the US is correct about North Korea and denuclearization of the Korean peninsula is imperative.