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China’s leadership tried to have it both ways – and risks disappointment


On the face of it, the annual plenary session of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) now ending in Beijing cleared up some major questions about the “new normal” proclaimed by the Xi Jinping-Li Keqiang administration in recent months The growth target for this year was set at “about” 7 per cent, down from the 7.5 per cent officially reported for 2014. Economic reform is to be pursued along with a proactive fiscal policy and a prudent monetary policy. Xi castigated the “two...

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