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An employee counts yuan banknotes at a branch of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China in Huaibei, Anhui province April 22, 2010.
An employee counts yuan banknotes at a branch of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China in Huaibei, Anhui province April 22, 2010.
(STRINGER SHANGHAI/REUTERS)

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Prepare your portfolio now for the impact of a slowing China

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The federal government, if suitably motivated, could double GDP growth in 2014 and 2015 without too much inconvenience in the short term. How this would happen, and the reason it shouldn’t, gets to the heart of the slow-motion train wreck that is China’s midterm economic future.