Daily Memo: China’s Year of Growth, Navalny’s Unwelcome Return

China is the only major economy to avoid a contraction in 2020, but things aren't as rosy as they seem.

Chinese growth. China’s economy ended last year as if nothing interesting happened in 2020. Fourth-quarter growth registered at a brisk 6.5 percent year on year, bringing the country’s overall gross domestic product growth for the year to 2.3 percent. China is the only major economy to avoid a contraction last year. Industrial production, meanwhile, rose […]

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