Martin Wolf’s China file

In March, the Financial Times’ chief economics commentator returned to China to add to his 2017 dispatches on the true state of the Chinese economy and the challenges it poses for the rest of the world

We are seeing a necessary change towards more reliance on consumer demand

Beijing must recognise the shift in American perceptions and make some concessions

Autocracy is a risky system, even in a country with a solid bureaucratic tradition

A Sino-American agreement is welcome but much is still unresolved

Given its macroeconomic imbalances, China could unleash global mayhem

It might take a communist leader to convince Trump of the merits of free trade

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