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China's private sector should not suffer for SOEs' revival

Government economic intervention and shadow banking clampdown have helped state companies

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China’s metals and mining sectors, dominated by state-owned companies, captured 70% of the country’s industrial profit growth last year.   © Reuters

State-owned enterprises are often blamed for China's economic problems. But amid President Xi Jinping's affirmation of the importance of SOEs, "supply-side" reforms over the past two years have resulted in an improvement in their performance on most metrics.

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