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China’s Economy Hits the Skids

China's economy is facing challenges as exports decline, debt increases, and youth unemployment rises. The country's era of superfast growth may be coming to an end.

  • China's exports fell by 12.4% in June.
  • China added at least $10 trillion more to its debt load than the U.S. between 2012 and 2022.
  • Youth unemployment in China is at record levels.
  • China's model of central control hinders its private-sector dynamism.
  • A secular slowdown in China's growth would have global consequences.
China’s Economy Hits the Skids
What happens next isn’t clear but the era of torrid growth is likely over.