FOCUS: China's state-led economy could put Japan firms in tight spot

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With Chinese leader Xi Jinping increasingly advocating the country's unique state-led market economy as he cemented his power at the just-concluded key Communist Party congress, foreign businesses, including Japanese firms, may face further challenges in China, such as technology leakage fears. Beijing's stringent "zero-COVID" policy, its pursuit of greater self-reliance in the manufacturing sector amid rivalry with the United States and the promotion of "common prosperity" that could lead to coercively narrowing the income gap, have all contributed to increasing uncertainty in doing business ...

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