Zhang Weiying, an outspoken economics professor at Peking University, has flagged the risks of excessive government intervention in China’s markets. Photo: World Economic Forum Zhang Weiying, an outspoken economics professor at Peking University, has flagged the risks of excessive government intervention in China’s markets. Photo: World Economic Forum
Zhang Weiying, an outspoken economics professor at Peking University, has flagged the risks of excessive government intervention in China’s markets. Photo: World Economic Forum

China risks ‘common poverty’ if Beijing excessively intervenes in market, economist warns

  • President Xi Jinping has turned the spotlight back onto China’s widening wealth gap, but prominent pro-market economists say government overreach could backfire
  • And as Beijing cracks down on monopolistic tech companies, analysts urge the central government to focus on fixing problems with state-owned enterprises

Topic |   China economy
Zhang Weiying, an outspoken economics professor at Peking University, has flagged the risks of excessive government intervention in China’s markets. Photo: World Economic Forum Zhang Weiying, an outspoken economics professor at Peking University, has flagged the risks of excessive government intervention in China’s markets. Photo: World Economic Forum
Zhang Weiying, an outspoken economics professor at Peking University, has flagged the risks of excessive government intervention in China’s markets. Photo: World Economic Forum
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