People walk to the Bund during Labour Day in Shanghai on May 1. Photo: EPA-EFE People walk to the Bund during Labour Day in Shanghai on May 1. Photo: EPA-EFE
People walk to the Bund during Labour Day in Shanghai on May 1. Photo: EPA-EFE
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

Why China’s future remains bright regardless of shrinking population fears

  • China’s future wealth is linked to rising productivity and more skill and technology intensity, so having fewer people is less important
  • Urbanisation, better education and job opportunities for women and improved productivity will have greater influence on China’s future

People walk to the Bund during Labour Day in Shanghai on May 1. Photo: EPA-EFE People walk to the Bund during Labour Day in Shanghai on May 1. Photo: EPA-EFE
People walk to the Bund during Labour Day in Shanghai on May 1. Photo: EPA-EFE
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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.