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Containers are transported at a port in Lianyungang, eastern China's Jiangsu province on January 19, 2016. China's GDP grew at its slowest in a quarter of a century last year, creating pressure for more stimulus policies to ensure a soft landing for the economy that is a crucial driver of global growth. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Containers are transported at a port in Lianyungang, eastern China's Jiangsu province on January 19, 2016. China's GDP grew at its slowest in a quarter of a century last year, creating pressure for more stimulus policies to ensure a soft landing for the economy that is a crucial driver of global growth. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
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China's economy grew 6.9 percent in 2015, but that represents the slowest growth rate for the world's second-largest economy in 25 years.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson checks in with the BBC's Stephen Evans in Shanghai to hear how the economic slowdown is affecting workers and how the Chinese government is responding.

Note: This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.

Guest

  • Steve Evans, correspondent for the BBC in Shanghai. He tweets @EvanstheAirwave.

This segment aired on January 19, 2016.

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