Cars from German auto giant Audi are on display at an auto show in Shanghai in April 2019. A driver of Europe’s economic slowdown is the collapse in demand for cars in China. Photo: Reuters Cars from German auto giant Audi are on display at an auto show in Shanghai in April 2019. A driver of Europe’s economic slowdown is the collapse in demand for cars in China. Photo: Reuters
Cars from German auto giant Audi are on display at an auto show in Shanghai in April 2019. A driver of Europe’s economic slowdown is the collapse in demand for cars in China. Photo: Reuters
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

The world economy is headed for a recession. China won’t be there to save it this time

  • China’s economic health is important to the world not just because of its importance as a buyer and supplier, but also because of anxieties that it is less well placed to provide the massive stimulus it did after the 2008 financial crash

Cars from German auto giant Audi are on display at an auto show in Shanghai in April 2019. A driver of Europe’s economic slowdown is the collapse in demand for cars in China. Photo: Reuters Cars from German auto giant Audi are on display at an auto show in Shanghai in April 2019. A driver of Europe’s economic slowdown is the collapse in demand for cars in China. Photo: Reuters
Cars from German auto giant Audi are on display at an auto show in Shanghai in April 2019. A driver of Europe’s economic slowdown is the collapse in demand for cars in China. Photo: Reuters
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David Dodwell

David Dodwell

David Dodwell is the executive director of the Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Study Group, a trade policy think tank.