May 16, 2022

The Political Cost of China's Faltering Economy

by The Journal.

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China’s sputtering economy is altering the balance of power among its top leaders. For years, President Xi Jinping sidelined his second in command, Premier Li Keqiang, a proponent of economic liberalization. WSJ’s Lingling Wei explains that Li is now gaining clout and pushing back on Xi's socialist policies.


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- China’s Economic Distress Deepens as Lockdowns Drag On 

- China’s Forgotten Premier Steps Out of Xi’s Shadow as Economic Fixer 


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