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Geopolitical cost of a slowing Chinese economy

China's President Xi Jinping, who looks all but certain to return for a third term in office next month, faces a potentially complex trade-off between his country's domestic economic and international geopolitical vitality.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently cut its 2022 growth forecast for China to just 3.3 per cent. PHOTO: REUTERS
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China's Communist Party this week announced that its 20th National Congress will take place from Oct 16.

The meeting looks all but certain to see President Xi Jinping return for another term in office, in addition to revealing the much-anticipated line-up of senior officials who will become members of the party's powerful Standing Committee, providing important clues on the country's future political and ideological direction.

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