New cars are lined up at a BYD factory in Xian, Shaanxi province. China’s economic output has slowed to the critical level of 6 per cent in the third quarter of the year. Photo: EPA-EFE
Hao Zhou
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Hao Zhou

With the US-China trade war likely to drag on, are Beijing’s economic growth targets still valid? Maybe not

  • Markets believe certain growth levels need to be maintained in China’s quest to become a ‘moderately prosperous society’ and, ultimately, a superpower
  • However, with the trade war and changing external circumstances, missing growth targets might become the new norm

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New cars are lined up at a BYD factory in Xian, Shaanxi province. China’s economic output has slowed to the critical level of 6 per cent in the third quarter of the year. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Ministers join hands after the signing ceremony of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership in Santiago, Chile, in March 2018. Eleven countries formed the CPTPP after the US pulled out of Obama-led TPP. Photo: AP
S. George Marano
Opinion

Opinion

Eye on Asia by S. George Marano

Trump has one more weapon in his US-China trade war arsenal – the Trans-Pacific Partnership

  • A resurrection of the Obama-era pact would put the US back in the driver’s seat in the Asia-Pacific, with the power to divert trade away from China
  • Supported by the Democratic Party and US allies, the TPP would be more effective in containing China than Trump’s current suite of tariffs and export bans

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Ministers join hands after the signing ceremony of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership in Santiago, Chile, in March 2018. Eleven countries formed the CPTPP after the US pulled out of Obama-led TPP. Photo: AP
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