China economy slows to lowest quarterly growth in 27 years

The greatest fear of the Communist Party is domestic political instability that could lead to its overthrow.

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    An end to the trade dispute between China and the United States may be a long way off amid concerns China is not willing to bow to US demands for political and industrial reforms.

    Talks appear to have stalled, despite the declaration of a truce when the two presidents met last month.

    Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay takes a look at China’s economic rise and what is now at stake for the world's most populous country.


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