Economist Zhang Yansheng tells the SCMP China Conference in Hong Kong that China could face a trade deficit in the next five to 10 years. Photo: Nora Tam

Get ready for a trade deficit, China, top economist warns

The country’s export-led growth model is unsustainable and expanding imports will be a big part of China becoming a global power, academic tells SCMP China Conference

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Economist Zhang Yansheng tells the SCMP China Conference in Hong Kong that China could face a trade deficit in the next five to 10 years. Photo: Nora Tam
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