Woe and despair, but China's not broken

China's lower GDP print taps into one of Australia's greatest national fears. But despair over the figures is misplaced.

One of the least understood economies, there are many misnomers when it comes to China. Much of the rhetoric we read and hear is preoccupied with its economy slowing, or in the more extreme cases, expectations of a hard landing. This isn’t necessarily new -- concerns have been held for the better part of a decade, although they’ve only really become a part of the popular narrative since the GFC.

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