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China's push into services risks long-term growth stagnation

Some fear country's approach may duplicate failed attempts in Latin American countries

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Services accounted for 46.9 per cent of the economy in 2013, while the secondary sector accounted for 43.7 per cent.

Beijing

BEIJING'S efforts to put China's economy on a more sustainable growth path are focusing on shifting from investment-intensive manufacturing jobs to the services sector, but clumsy attempts to force the transition could do more harm than good.

As China looks set to post its

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