More numbers

SCMP:

Government statistics show the services sector, accounting for just over one-half of China’s economy in the first half of 2017, grew 7.7% in that period from a year earlier, easily outpacing overall GDP growth of 6.9%. Caixin’s composite manufacturing and services PMI rose to 52.4 in August from 51.9 in July and was the highest in 6 months.

Wordy piece in the Economist that avers: “China is not bent on global domination. It has little interest in polities beyond Asia, except in as much as they provide it with raw material and markets.” Yeah, right. Bonus funny weird piece at PL.

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