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Economic, demographic issues could dent CPC's legitimacy

The Chinese economy is slowing down sharply, growing by an anaemic 2.5 per cent in the first half of this year. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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BEIJING - China's next batch of political elites will need to focus on revving up the country's flagging economy to maintain the high level of public trust the ruling party currently enjoys.

Boosting the country's plummeting fertility rate is another daunting mission they must accomplish during their term to better ensure social stability, analysts said.

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