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Has China already peaked?

Latest census figures show that talk of unstoppable momentum is misplaced

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An art installation marking the centenary of the founding of the CCP, pictured at Tiananmen Square on July 2: China's demographic tailwind has run out of puff.   © VCG/Getty Images

Dave Sharma is a member of Australia's House of Representatives. He chairs the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties.

As the Chinese Communist Party spent early July marking the centenary of its establishment with fanfare in Beijing and a rather chilling speech from China's President Xi Jinping, the main focus in China's strategic rival, the United States, was on something more prosaic.

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