A Weary Superpower China Won't Save Us This Time

With massive investments around the world, China helped to prop up the global economy after the 2008 financial crisis. But this time around, the country is busy taking care of itself.
By Georg Fahrion in Beijing
Pedestrians in Beijing: Unemployment in China has reached dizzying dimensions

Pedestrians in Beijing: Unemployment in China has reached dizzying dimensions

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Passengers arrive at Tianjin Airport.

Passengers arrive at Tianjin Airport.

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"I don't think there's an economist alive who's ever seen anything like this."

Max Zenglein, chief economist at MERICS

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