Gao Shanwen, chief economist from Essence Securities, says China must address systemic risk to sustain growth above 5 per cent. Photo: Handout

China could struggle to keep growth above 4 per cent over next decade, warns prominent economist

  • Beijing must address China’s ageing population, debt levels and falling investment over the next few years to sustain growth above 5 per cent, says Gao Shanwen
  • Gao, a frequent critic of government policies, says unsustainable investment and accrued risks from stimulus policies pose threat to economy
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Gao Shanwen, chief economist from Essence Securities, says China must address systemic risk to sustain growth above 5 per cent. Photo: Handout
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Sidney Leng

Sidney Leng

Sidney Leng joined the Post in 2015 after spending a year and a half working for US media, including National Public Radio and Foreign Policy Magazine. He has been covering China's macroeconomic policies and financial regulations since 2016.