Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) and Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam (left) view a model of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge in Zhuhai in south China’s Guangdong province on Tuesday. Photo: AP

China at a crossroads: can Xi Jinping’s trip south get the economy moving?

  • Visit comes a quarter of a century after Deng Xiaoping’s 1992 Southern Tour to press for opening up and reform
  • President and his top economic aides prepare the way with soothing words for private businesses
Topic |   China economy

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Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) and Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam (left) view a model of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge in Zhuhai in south China’s Guangdong province on Tuesday. Photo: AP
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Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin co-leads the political economy team at the Post. He mainly covers economic stories but also writes about Chinese politics and diplomacy. He has previously worked for Reuters and Bloomberg in Beijing.