Chinese people walk by a construction site at the Central Business District in Beijing. By downplaying hard economic targets, future growth will slow down but be more balanced and sustainable. Photo: AP

China’s focus is no longer on growth at any cost

President Xi Jinping and the nation’s top leadership are right in weaning the country off its obsession with hard GDP targets. In aiming for a higher quality of life for the Chinese people, future growth will be more balanced and sustainable

Topic |   China's leadership reshuffle 2017

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Chinese people walk by a construction site at the Central Business District in Beijing. By downplaying hard economic targets, future growth will slow down but be more balanced and sustainable. Photo: AP
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