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China Eyes Economic Goals for Next Year as Debt Levels Soar

  • Annual economic work conference likely to convene this week
  • Analysts are watching for signals on monetary, fiscal policy
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Watch: Chinese leaders are likely to convene this week to lay out their economic priorities for 2021, with a renewed focus on reigning in debt and shielding the economy from geopolitical tensions.(Source: Bloomberg)

China’s leaders are likely to convene this week to lay out their economic priorities for 2021, with analysts expecting a renewed focus on slowing the pace of debt growth and insulating the economy from tensions with the U.S.

The annual Central Economic Work Conference follows a year in which China loosened fiscal and monetary policy in response to the coronavirus pandemic, giving the economy a boost once it exited lockdown and helping support a gradual global recovery.