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China: riding the dragon

China briefing: The “sleeping dragon” awakened

China briefing: The “sleeping dragon” awakened

After three decades of double-digit growth, fuelled by high levels of export and investment, China's economy has seen something of a slowdown. The country is facing a number of structural issues as it progresses from a manufacturing-led economy to one underpinned by services and consumer spending. Nevertheless, the underlying drivers of consumption remain and the government seems well-prepared to manage this transition. For the foreseeable future, China looks set to remain the global growth engine. Katy Askew reports.

China briefing: Multinationals vie for place at table

China briefing: Multinationals vie for place at table

With an increasingly affluent population of more than 1.36bn mouths to feed the potential offered by China's food sector is immense. But the size of the opportunity does not, in itself, guarantee success. Competition is fierce as multinational food groups and local players alike look to grow their share of this vast pie. Katy Askew examines the competitive dynamics of the Chinese food sector.