South Asia and Beyond

Cautious Xi Cushions Blow

China’s President Xi Jinping appears to be dialling back on the hard line measures taken against the country’s top tech companies. Policies designed to lessen the economy’s dependence on debt, fossil fuels and monopolies are being softened. This comes ahead of the ruling party’s plenum next month, followed by the party congress next year where Xi could come under attack for the economic dislocation he has caused.

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