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For Texas, Promise and Pitfalls in China

China's slowing economic growth and unease about its ability to contain the coronavirus outbreak are casting doubt on the country's near term future. “We export a lot of agriculture and some energy, which we’re hoping to increase,” said Steven Lewis, China Studies fellow. “These are things the Chinese need. But there’s a lot of businesspeople in China who say the outlook is bad." Houston Chronicle: http://bit.ly/2UCj4bL