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China: Consumption And Hot Air

Source: New York Times


By John Richardson

TALK of a billion plus Western-style consumers is nothing more than hot air, with the temperature maintained by the financial sector eager to sell you its products.

The reality is very different, …

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China Leadership Challenges

Xi Jinping, China’s likely new president

KeystoneUSA-ZUMA/Rex Features

By John Richardson

The make-up of China’s new politburo will be announced during the 18th Party Congress, which starts on 8 November.

But don’t expect confirmation of the new leadership team to do …

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