Workers on a production line at a shoe factory in Dongguan, Guangdong province, in September. With the huge supply of cheap labour now petering out, the focus is on innovation and increased productivity. Photo: AFP

China’s property rights safeguards will need support on the ground

Shang-Jin Wei says new rules to protect property, assets and IP rights will reassure private businesses and boost growth, but much depends on their implementation

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Workers on a production line at a shoe factory in Dongguan, Guangdong province, in September. With the huge supply of cheap labour now petering out, the focus is on innovation and increased productivity. Photo: AFP
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