China crackdown: How much pain can the economy take?
09 October 2021 | 6:50 am
Beijing has taken aim at its high-tech, energy and property sectors in recent months, spooking investors who were used to decades of unprecedented growth. How much self-inflicted pain can China's economy endure?
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