China’s economy is suffering. The property market has fallen, consumer demand has dropped, the labor supply is down, and international investment has been significantly reduced.

Yet the country’s leaders appear optimistic.

Citizens of the world’s second-largest economy have been told to expect decent levels of growth and a prosperous future driven by innovation and new technology. But as professor of financial economics Hong Bo explains, it won’t be a straightforward shift.

Luke Salkeld

Commissioning Editor, The Conversation U.K.

China: why the country’s economy has hit a wall – and what it plans to do about it

Hong Bo, SOAS, University of London

China is facing many economic obstacles, but Beijing remains optimistic about growth.

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