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China's wise men come down to earth with a bump

It matters a lot that the country's leaders might be mere mortals, because the economic transition they are trying to engineer is super-human

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China invented the compass. Yet in a curious irony, the direction of the world's second-largest economy has become more or less unreadable.

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CHINA invented the compass. Yet in a curious irony, the direction of the world's second-largest economy has become more or less unreadable. The country's GDP increased by 6.9 percent in the third quarter, the slowest rate in six years. What investors, corporate chieftains and