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China Monitor: ‘Tough love’ politics obstruct reform

Overview

The centralization of authority and the politicization of economic decision-making in China have increased significantly this year. The government bureaucrats who used to run the economy under the Prime Minister are losing ground to political figures who answer to Xi Jinping. We identified this trend as leading to the uncertain management of decisions evident over the previous nine months. It is blocking structural reform, particularly in the key area of state-owned enterprises...

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