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China's growth revival will depend on internal market reforms

By dismantling local protectionism, government can boost consumer spending

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People in Beijing pass a display panel showing Xi Jinping in November 2018: The Chinese president has vowed to make consumer spending the "main driving force."   © AP

Diana Choyleva is chief economist of Enodo Economics, a macroeconomic and political forecasting company in London focused on China and its global impact.

China's economy is set to rebound this spring from last year's COVID-driven slump. However, the extent of the recovery and how much of a boost it will mean for China's trading partners will depend on the degree to which Beijing is prepared to tackle its internal protectionism.

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