"That will only happen by businesses thinking big and leveraging the natural synergies with heightened Chinese demand for U.K. knowledge," said James Berkeley, managing director of management advisory service Ellice Consulting in London.
Other forecasters have slightly different growth rates but still don't see a rebound ahead. According to the World Bank, China's $10 trillion-plus economy will grow by 7.1% this year, 7% next year and 6.9% in 2017. China can "hope to deliver" 6% in 2020, says U.S.-based economic research consultancy Rhodium Group.
A month ago, stats like those contributed to a global market selloff, which was led then by the continued meltdown in Chinese share prices after a 30% rout in June and July.