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Why China’s low inflation is no systemic advantage

Hong Kong market: The price of pork in China has fallen by 37 percent.

For Chinese state media, the high inflation rate in the West has been a perfect target for months. Commentators have particularly focused on the USA. The fact that the US inflation reached 9.1 percent in June, the highest level in 40 years, is proof for them of how rapidly the largest economy is going downhill due to Washington’s supposedly miserable economic policy. The situation is no better in Europe: Inflation was 8.6 percent in June and 8.9 percent in July.

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