After decades of rapid economic growth, China is facing rising debt and a slump in productivity, suggesting Beijing may need to move away from a top-down approach to economic planning. Photo: Reuters
After decades of rapid economic growth, China is facing rising debt and a slump in productivity, suggesting Beijing may need to move away from a top-down approach to economic planning. Photo: Reuters
Moritz Kraemer
Opinion

Opinion

Moritz Kraemer

China’s growth model is losing steam. Is more market freedom the best way to avoid an economic slump?

  • Investment, technological advancement and population control have transformed China’s economy – but there are signs the old economic model is hitting the buffers
  • Beijing must relax its grip and allow entrepreneurial initiative to flourish, or risk a hard economic landing

After decades of rapid economic growth, China is facing rising debt and a slump in productivity, suggesting Beijing may need to move away from a top-down approach to economic planning. Photo: Reuters
After decades of rapid economic growth, China is facing rising debt and a slump in productivity, suggesting Beijing may need to move away from a top-down approach to economic planning. Photo: Reuters
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