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China’s economic slowdown is stalling efforts to narrow the wealth gap among provinces and regions

3 weeks ago
Sky Canaves
he leadership's ambitious goal of making the country a "moderately prosperous society" by 2020 can only succeed if less-developed inland areas see economic growth. They are struggling, however, due to the end of a commodities boom, policy missteps and relative disadvantages.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.