China’s recovery lags, builds pressure on leaders

Posted: May 19, 2013 at 3:16 a.m.

In this Wednesday, April 17, 2013 photo, a worker takes a rest near a pile of plastic foam tableware in a factory in Shanghai, China. President Xi Jinping and other leaders have pledged to make the economy more productive but have yet to make clear how far they will go in curbing the dominance of state industry and making other changes reform advocates say are required. It is a politically thorny challenge but reform might be driven by slowing growth and concern about tensions due to a lack of new jobs. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT

BEIJING — Global economic malaise has knocked the stuffing out of Luo Yan’s business making toy animals.

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Business, Pages 64 on 05/19/2013