China’s economy is in trouble. Beijing hopes Raimondo can lend a hand.

Lawmakers are questioning whether Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo’s trip is even worth it given the scant returns of recent visits by her cabinet colleagues. | Stefani Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

By Phelim Kine and Doug Palmer

08/18/2023 04:58 PM EDTWhen Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo lands in Beijing for an expected visit next week she’s likely to hear an unprecedented request from her hosts: Help us with our struggling economy.Raimondo’s long-anticipated visit coincides with a worsening downturn in China’s financial health marked by plunging exports and foreign investment as well as soaring youth unemployment. The latest data suggest that the once-unstoppable economic juggernaut […]

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