A government directive sent to journalists in China on Friday named six economic topics to be “managed,” according to a copy of the order that was reviewed by The New York Times.
The list of topics includes:
■ Worse-than-expected data that could show the economy is slowing.
■ Local government debt risks.
■ The impact of the trade war with the United States.
■ Signs of declining consumer confidence
■ The risks of stagflation, or rising prices coupled with slowing economic growth
■ “Hot-button issues to show the difficulties of people’s lives.”