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Yuen Yuen Ang
Opinion

Opinion

Yuen Yuen Ang

China’s economic headache: setting targets for quality development

  • As Beijing aims for quality growth, it makes sense to dilute or even ditch GDP targets, but this is difficult in practice
  • Central planners also need to prune the burgeoning list of goals for local governments and grapple with the difficulty of imposing quantitative targets while emphasising quality

Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Yuen Yuen Ang

Yuen Yuen Ang

Yuen Yuen Ang is the author of How China Escaped the Poverty Trap and China's Gilded Age. She is a professor of political science and a China scholar at the University of Michigan, with a PhD from Stanford University.