October retail sales in China rose 7.2 per cent year-on-year, a near 16-year low. Photo: AP

China’s rising household debt a ‘major concern’ as government tries to boost consumption amid trade war

  • Household debt in China hit 60.4 per cent of its gross domestic product at the end of 2018, according to the People’s Bank of China (PBOC)
  • The rapid growth of household debt has raised concerns among policymakers and analysts at the same time the government tries to boost consumption
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October retail sales in China rose 7.2 per cent year-on-year, a near 16-year low. Photo: AP
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Amanda Lee

Amanda Lee

Beijing-based correspondent Amanda Lee covers markets and the economy for the Post, with an interest in China's economic and social landscape. A graduate of the London School of Economics, she joined the Post in 2017 and has previously worked for Thomson Reuters and Forbes.