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Top Chinese Economists Spar Over How Slow the Economy Should Go

  • Yu Yongding says growth can’t be allowed to slip below 6%
  • State Council adviser Xia Bin focuses on 2020 range of 5.5%-6%
People sit under a pavilion at Jingshan Park in view of the Forbidden City in Beijing.

People sit under a pavilion at Jingshan Park in view of the Forbidden City in Beijing.

Photographer: Giulia Marchi/Bloomberg

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Chinese economists with influence in government circles are beginning to set out their positions over how much the nation should support growth next year, ahead of a key economic planning meeting.