US national flags being produced at a factory in Fuyang, Anhui province, in July 2018. China’s economy grew at 6.2 per cent in the second quarter of this year, the lowest figure since records began in March 1992. Photo: Reuters
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

What Trump’s tale about the US trade war’s role in China’s economic decline got wrong

  • China’s second-quarter GDP slowdown has more to do with the government’s debt crackdown than the US president’s efforts
  • Given China’s huge contribution to global GDP growth, any decline will adversely affect all economies

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US national flags being produced at a factory in Fuyang, Anhui province, in July 2018. China’s economy grew at 6.2 per cent in the second quarter of this year, the lowest figure since records began in March 1992. Photo: Reuters
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