The Economist Illustrated: China

china Illustrated by: Joel Hopler

The Inspiration

Economic growth: Missing the mat

Illustrator’s Notes

I found the initial metaphor of China’s growth targets being “more like the bar of a high jump” interesting. I thought the high jump imagery, used later in the article in the context of China giving its own economy a boost, would be illustrated well by a high jumper leaping over a sickle, instead of the standard straight bar.