Performers take part in a dragon dance at sunrise on the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China in the Huairou district of Beijing on January 1. Photo: Reuters
Richard Harris
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Richard Harris

As China’s days of meteoric growth come to an end, can it find a way out of its lost decade?

  • China ended the decade with a growth slowdown, a drop in its current account surplus and a sizeable budget deficit
  • Having lifted millions out of poverty in the decades leading up to 2010, the country did not go far enough in the past 10 years to loosen government control
Performers take part in a dragon dance at sunrise on the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China in the Huairou district of Beijing on January 1. Photo: Reuters
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