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China’s ongoing economic slowdown is partly the result of its failure to implement crucial structural reforms that would have enabled it to escape the middle-income trap. While previous Chinese leaders saw economic prosperity as the key to maintaining popular support, Xi Jinping has prioritized political control over growth.


Frankel, Jeffrey. "China's Great Leap Backward." Project Syndicate, October 20, 2023.