BMI View: As of mid-2014, it is clear that China's economic is slowing . Nevertheless, most of the trends in its massive insurance sector are positive. In the non-life segment, where pricing and underwriting has been disciplined, the numbers and value of insurable risks continue to grow at double-digit rates. In the life segment, premium growth appears to be accelerating once more, after a difficult period in 2012 and 2013. In both segments, it is easy to find examples of innovation by the major companies. What is less clear, though, is whether the larger insurance companies will be able to sustain the strong growth in investment income that they have enjoyed over the last year or so.