Moody’s Investors Service has changed the outlook to negative from stable on China’s government credit ratings while affirming China’s A1 long-term local and foreign-currency issuer and senior unsecured ratings and the (P)A1 foreign-currency senior unsecured shelf rating, Report informs referring to the agency’s website.

The change to a negative outlook reflects rising evidence that financial support will be provided by the government and wider public sector to financially-stressed regional and local governments (RLGs) and State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs), posing broad downside risks to China’s fiscal, economic and institutional strength.