Is China heading for crisis?

In 2001, American lawyer Gordon Chang, who had spent many years in Hong Kong and Shanghai, published a book forebodingly titled The Coming Collapse Of China. At the time, the thesis seemed improbable, if not preposterous.

It looks a great deal less improbable now.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 05, 2019, with the headline 'Is China heading for crisis?'. Print Edition | Subscribe