(Jan 23): It’s not just a Chinese New Year coming up this week, it’s also a new decade. Along with a fresh haircut and sweeping old rubbish out the back door, it’s a suitable time to clean-up some decade long failures that have haunted discussions about China’s growth and economy.

Here’s a selection of candidates from my bookshelves that deserve to be swept away in a New Year and a new Decade cleanout.

The granddaddy of them all is The Coming Collapse of China published in 2001. It’s followed by The China Crisis (2013) and Beyond Chinas Coming Collapse (2009). Amongst others we can add the gloomy China Dream (2002) and Chinas Uncertain Future (2012).

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