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Rows and rows of partially inhabited high-rises sprawl into the suburbs of the northern Chinese metropolis of Tianjin, their empty balconies emblematic of a slowing economy that has not kept pace with the country’s ambitions.

China’s top leadership is set to meet on Monday to thrash out plans to boost growth, but the country’s economy remains weakened by sluggish consumption, a property sector in crisis and deflation fears.