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Finding growth in a fractured world

By Mohamed A. El-Erian

20 Jul 2023 · 4 min read

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  1. China risks becoming a cautionary tale about mishandling globalization’s shift from a beneficial tailwind to a disruptive headwind, argues Mohamed A. El-Erian. Although the Chinese economy’s recent travails have some unique characteristics, they illustrate the growth challenges facing many developed and developing countries.

CAMBRIDGE – For decades, China set a shining example of how to capitalize on globalization to accelerate domestic economic growth and development. These days, however, the country risks becoming a cautionary tale about mishandling globalization’s shift from a beneficial tailwind to a disruptive headwind.

Although the Chinese economy’s recent travails have some unique characteristics, they illustrate the growth challenges facing many developed and developing countries. They also show that while economic growth is not everything, you cannot solve much of anything without it.

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