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High-level appearances, lower family ambition, and a thorn in the side

Top PRC figures continue to make the rounds at global economic gatherings — though often virtually — as Beijing insists on economic opening-up. CPTPP accession, the next milestone of Beijing’s regional ambition, has met challenges.

Despite loosening family planning rules, the latest d…

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