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Don’t count on China to save the world economy

By Jason Douglas and Stella Yifan Xie

13 Feb 2023 · 6 min read

Editor's Note

China's economic recovery following years of pandemic lockdowns is unlikely to propel global growth on a scale similar to what we've seen in the past. The WSJ explains why.

The world is counting on an economic bounceback from China to power global growth and help keep recession at bay. Don’t bank on it.

China’s recovery after years of Covid-19 lockdowns will likely look a lot different from previous ones. And for many parts of the world, economists warn, it could be less potent than governments and businesses hope.

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