Bloomberg with a piece on 4 indicators of China's economy before the more widely watched data begins to hit at the start of June:

Standard Chartered Plc's Small and Medium Enterprise Confidence Index

  • Falling slightly, 56.9 in May (from 58 in April)
  • second consecutive month of decline in May

China Economic Panel / Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)

  • Expectations plunged to minus 0.1 in May (17.7 in April, which was the highest since late 2015)
  • Current economic situation fell to 12.2 in May (from 17.6 in April)

World Economics Sales-manager sentiment

  • The 51.6 in May is a six-month low

S&P Global Platts China Steel Sentiment Index

Here's the link for more. Not looking too good at all for May.