Beijing should focus on stabilising employment and controlling inflation as its main macroeconomic policy goals, according to Ma Jun, former chief economist with the People’s Bank of China. Photo: Reuters Beijing should focus on stabilising employment and controlling inflation as its main macroeconomic policy goals, according to Ma Jun, former chief economist with the People’s Bank of China. Photo: Reuters
Beijing should focus on stabilising employment and controlling inflation as its main macroeconomic policy goals, according to Ma Jun, former chief economist with the People’s Bank of China. Photo: Reuters
China economy

China’s GDP growth targets should be scrapped to help put cap on local government debt, top central bank adviser says

  • Local governments are under pressure to meet unrealistic economic growth goals, and it is driving them deeper into debt, warns former chief economist with People’s Bank of China
  • Suggestion by Ma Jun comes after Beijing opted not to set an annual GDP growth target last year for the first time in three decades

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Beijing should focus on stabilising employment and controlling inflation as its main macroeconomic policy goals, according to Ma Jun, former chief economist with the People’s Bank of China. Photo: Reuters Beijing should focus on stabilising employment and controlling inflation as its main macroeconomic policy goals, according to Ma Jun, former chief economist with the People’s Bank of China. Photo: Reuters
Beijing should focus on stabilising employment and controlling inflation as its main macroeconomic policy goals, according to Ma Jun, former chief economist with the People’s Bank of China. Photo: Reuters
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