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China's economic slowdown is about more than zero COVID

Pandemic adds to challenge of transition from rapid growth to quality growth

| China
People walk on the Bund in Shanghai in July 2019. The younger generation's disinterest in consumption, marriage and raising children has been a key factor in the overall slowing of Chinese consumption growth.   © Reuters

Zhu Ning is deputy dean of the Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and a professor of finance there. He is also the author of "China's Guaranteed Bubble."

It should have come as no surprise that China's economic growth would eventually slow down.

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