In China’s state-led growth model, the drive from local authorities is important, and the shared desire among local authorities for accelerated economic growth in 2021 is not hard to understand as they are trying to make up lost time after the disruptions in early 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE In China’s state-led growth model, the drive from local authorities is important, and the shared desire among local authorities for accelerated economic growth in 2021 is not hard to understand as they are trying to make up lost time after the disruptions in early 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
In China’s state-led growth model, the drive from local authorities is important, and the shared desire among local authorities for accelerated economic growth in 2021 is not hard to understand as they are trying to make up lost time after the disruptions in early 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
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China’s state-led growth model to intensify in 2021 as ambitious provinces lay out growth targets

  • China is celebrating its 2.3 per cent economic growth rate in 2020 having bounced back from the impact of the coronavirus at the start of the year
  • Over the last few days, China’s provinces have outlined their economic and social development plans for the year ahead, including growth rate targets

In China’s state-led growth model, the drive from local authorities is important, and the shared desire among local authorities for accelerated economic growth in 2021 is not hard to understand as they are trying to make up lost time after the disruptions in early 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE In China’s state-led growth model, the drive from local authorities is important, and the shared desire among local authorities for accelerated economic growth in 2021 is not hard to understand as they are trying to make up lost time after the disruptions in early 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
In China’s state-led growth model, the drive from local authorities is important, and the shared desire among local authorities for accelerated economic growth in 2021 is not hard to understand as they are trying to make up lost time after the disruptions in early 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
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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.