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China’s Economy Slows but Its Influence Rises

August 12, 2013

A vendor counts Chinese Yuan banknotes at a market in Beijing on August 9, 2013. China's consumer inflation steadied in July although factory-gate deflation persisted for a 17th month, official data showed on Friday. (Kim Kyung Hoon/Courtesy Reuters)
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Although China’s economy has cooled this year, battering Chinese stock markets and creating worrying prospects for global growth, the slowdown has not necessarily undermined Beijing’s power regionally or around the globe. In a new piece for The National, I analyze the Chinese economic slowdown, the impact of the slowdown on China’s state capitalist companies, and the implications for China’s regional power. Read the whole piece here.