A deserted shopping mall in Shenzhen. Photo: David Wong

Private investment proving to be Chinese economy’s Achilles’ heel

China’s headline economic growth numbers are becoming steadier, but maintaining the dynamism of the world’s second-biggest economy is becoming more complicated. The South China Morning Post is sending its journalists to talk to those on the frontline of China’s growth story – menswear designers, cement factory owners, developers, jewellers and venture capitalists – to see behind the numbers. In the first story of the series, Maggie Zhang discovers the reasons behind weak private investment

Topic |   China economy

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A deserted shopping mall in Shenzhen. Photo: David Wong
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