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Xi-Li Inherit Weakest Economy Growth Since Deng Opened China

China’s new leaders are poised to inherit the weakest economic growth since Deng Xiaopingthree decades ago and may need to borrow from his market-opening tool kit to avert a steeper decline. As the Communist Party prepares to anoint Vice President Xi Jinping, 59, and Vice Premier Li Keqiang, 57, next month as its so-called fifth generation in charge, data from exports to production signal the government will struggle this year to reach its 7.5 percent expansion target. The retiring top echelon took power in 2003 with growth above 9 percent and their predecessors were bequeathed a 14 percent pace in 1993, a year after Deng toured the southern boomtowns he’d spawned, urging more change.

Read Here – Bloomberg

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