The financial district in Shanghai. China has replaced the US as the single biggest contributor to the world economy. Photo: Reuters

Next Chinese leaders face loose ends left by breakneck economic growth

Economic miracles under Hu and Wen shot China to stardom but they are leaving behind an environmental mess and widening wealth gap

Topic |   18th Party Congress

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The financial district in Shanghai. China has replaced the US as the single biggest contributor to the world economy. Photo: Reuters
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Cary Huang

Cary Huang

Cary Huang is a veteran China affairs columnist, having written on this topic since the early 1990s. He joined the Post in 2004, and was based in Beijing between 2005 and 2013, first as a correspondent and then as bureau chief. He was previously China editor at The Standard from 1992 until 2004.