A pedestrian walks past a building in Shanghai. There are verbal reports of Chinese academics calculating China’s 2018 economic growth at as low as 1.5 per cent, rather than the official 6.5 per cent. Photo: Bloomberg
Richard Harris
Opinion

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The View by Richard Harris

How badly is China’s economy doing? Look behind the official GDP figures

  • Richard Harris says China’s economy is slowing, through no fault of Beijing’s. But when the authorities hold on to a wishful 6 per cent GDP figure, investors will make mistakes. Reliance on the ‘China model’ also won’t help trade talks with the US

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A pedestrian walks past a building in Shanghai. There are verbal reports of Chinese academics calculating China’s 2018 economic growth at as low as 1.5 per cent, rather than the official 6.5 per cent. Photo: Bloomberg
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