China's President Xi Jinping may have reason to smile over the long term, despite difficult economic conditions in 2018. Photo: AP China's President Xi Jinping may have reason to smile over the long term, despite difficult economic conditions in 2018. Photo: AP
China's President Xi Jinping may have reason to smile over the long term, despite difficult economic conditions in 2018. Photo: AP
Prof Zhang Jun
Opinion

Opinion

Prof Zhang Jun

China’s economy will not go the way of Japan’s or the Soviet Union’s, despite the pessimism and US pressure

  • Zhang Jun says China’s economic structure, its development stage and pending reforms mean growth will remain consistent, so frequent comparisons to the collapse of the USSR and stagnation of Japan are inadequate

China's President Xi Jinping may have reason to smile over the long term, despite difficult economic conditions in 2018. Photo: AP China's President Xi Jinping may have reason to smile over the long term, despite difficult economic conditions in 2018. Photo: AP
China's President Xi Jinping may have reason to smile over the long term, despite difficult economic conditions in 2018. Photo: AP
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Prof Zhang Jun

Prof Zhang Jun

Zhang Jun is dean of the School of Economics at Fudan University and director of the China Centre for Economic Studies, a Shanghai-based think tank.