China's GDP grew 6.6 percent last year, the slowest in 28 years but above the target of 6.5 percent. For the first time, the GDP surpassed 90 trillion yuan (about 13 trillion U.S. dollars) in 2018. Some Western commentators have hyped up the slowdown, saying China may hit a new bottom. They've been skeptical of the Chinese economy all along, but are they finally striking the right note? What are the factors behind the cooling of China's economic growth? How will China adjust its economic policies?
This episode's guests include John Gong, professor of economics at the University of International Business and Economics in the Beijing studio; Brandon Blackburn-Dwyer, president of Grasshopper Group Inc. in Philadelphia; Ralph Winnie, director of the China Program at the Eurasian Business Coalition in Washington, D.C.; and Daniel Gros, director of Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels.
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