Rising economic nationalism, the challenges of covid-19, and geopolitical tensions are fueling fears about de-globalisation and decoupling. Meanwhile, China is no longer growing at its usual robust pace. Having been the largest and most reliable source of global growth for decades, its inevitable slowdown feels more complicated due to the zero-covid policy's stomping on consumer and investor confidence and the seeming unending property sector crisis.
Although overwhelming trends have generally been towards continued interdependence, might we be at a turning point for both China's growth trajectory and the shape of the future trading world order? The costs of decoupling would be uncomfortably high; the global economy, and notably China, would suffer. But the drumbeats of self-sufficiency, economic nationalism, and US-China tech rivalry are hard to silence.
Join us to consider China's development and strategic economic priorities and the implications this has for global trade.
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