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By Zhang Jun - Jan 06,2024
 SHANGHAI — The narrative that China’s economy is nearing its peak — or has already reached it — has taken hold in Western media. But if you read the doomsayers’ analyses carefully, you will find that many of the reasons they give for their bleak assessments are not new.
By Zhang Jun - Jul 16,2023
SHANGHAI — The strong growth rebound that was widely expected to follow the end of China’s zero-COVID policy has yet to materialise.
By Zhang Jun - Feb 06,2023
SHANGHAI — Chinese bank deposits increased by CN¥26.3 trillion ($3.9 trillion) last year, according to recent data from China’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC).
By Zhang Jun - Dec 13,2022
 SHANGHAI — When Western economists and historians analyse China’s spectacular economic transformation over the past four decades, they tend to emphasise the productivity boom unleashed by the start of market-oriented reforms in 1978.
By Zhang Jun - Oct 06,2022
SHANGHAI  —  Last January, China’s government forecast that the country’s economy, which, at the time, was experiencing a strong rebound after the initial pandemic slowdown, would grow by 5.5 per cent in 2022.
By Zhang Jun - Aug 04,2022
SHANGHAI  —  When high levels of capital investment spending fueled a sustained increase in Chinese inflation from 1991 to 2011, the authorities quickly brought the situation under control, and over the last decade, CPI has rarely exceeded 2 per cent, compared to 5.4 pe
By Zhang Jun - May 23,2022
SHANGHAI  —  A tough decision to lockdown Shanghai, China’s largest city, shocked the world. After six weeks, and despite a sharp decline in infections, Shanghai’s lockdown has imposed enormous costs on the city and its residents.
By Zhang Jun - Mar 16,2022
SHANGHAI  —  In terms of geopolitical impact, nothing could be more important than the United States’ shift from strategic cooperation to strategic competition with China.
By Zhang Jun - Dec 20,2021
SHANGHAI — In just four decades, China’s economy has achieved an unprecedented level of wealth and development, and, until recently, its upward trajectory of economic growth and prosperity seemed set to continue.
By Zhang Jun - Oct 05,2021
SHANGHAI — Over the last 20 years, a number of thriving technology companies have emerged in China. This has invited much speculation about the country’s scientific and technological prowess, and about its ability to innovate.



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