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Is China’s Economic Miracle Over?
The Big Question is a regular feature in which Project Syndicate commentators provide concise answers to a timely question.
Whether the Chinese economy returns to health after the negative shock of zero-COVID policies is important not only for the country’s consumers and firms and for the global economy. A severe and prolonged downturn could also damage President Xi Jinping’s hopes of securing a third term in office later this year, and undermine the Communist Party of China’s legitimacy.