As China’s economy stumbles, should the rest of the world worry?

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Its economic growth was once considered unstoppable. COVID was introduced. Slowed by three years of strict lockdowns, the Chinese economy was expected to roar back in 2023; instead, factories are slowing down, consumer prices are falling, real estate is in crisis and exports are in a slump.

The grim data indicates a serious economic slowdown, so much so that United States President Joe Biden has described China as a “ticking time-bomb”.

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