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China & US censuses: don’t count on catch-up

The 2020 US and China censuses add to the reasons why we think China will struggle to overtake the US as the world’s largest economy. China’s birth rate has continued to fall and the population will peak earlier than previously thought, so demographics will become an even larger drag on GDP growth.

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