Villagers work on drying bamboo products in bunches for making chopsticks in Lijiang county in Jiangxi province in China on October 11. China has cut domestic interest rates and eased borrowing costs for consumers and business to spur growth. Photo: ReutersVillagers work on drying bamboo products in bunches for making chopsticks in Lijiang county in Jiangxi province in China on October 11. China has cut domestic interest rates and eased borrowing costs for consumers and business to spur growth. Photo: Reuters
Villagers work on drying bamboo products in bunches for making chopsticks in Lijiang county in Jiangxi province in China on October 11. China has cut domestic interest rates and eased borrowing costs for consumers and business to spur growth. Photo: Reuters
David Brown
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by David Brown

China’s economic planners should be talking up growth, not resigning themselves to a slowdown

  • While China’s planners will no doubt institute more structural reforms and improve supply-side investments, they should boost expectations by aiming for a 6 to 7 per cent growth target

Villagers work on drying bamboo products in bunches for making chopsticks in Lijiang county in Jiangxi province in China on October 11. China has cut domestic interest rates and eased borrowing costs for consumers and business to spur growth. Photo: ReutersVillagers work on drying bamboo products in bunches for making chopsticks in Lijiang county in Jiangxi province in China on October 11. China has cut domestic interest rates and eased borrowing costs for consumers and business to spur growth. Photo: Reuters
Villagers work on drying bamboo products in bunches for making chopsticks in Lijiang county in Jiangxi province in China on October 11. China has cut domestic interest rates and eased borrowing costs for consumers and business to spur growth. Photo: Reuters
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