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Jing Ulrich: Debunking the Myth of a China Collapse

Jing Ulrich is managing director and chairman of China equities & commodities at JPMorgan. She wrote this piece on the Financial Times: Global sentiment towards China’s economy and asset markets has turned from exuberance...

China in 2009 Year of the Ox

“Economic woes and key anniversaries portend trouble.” From the Economist: For China’s leaders, a perfect storm is brewing. Economic growth, which has helped keep the Communist Party in power, is faltering. The new...

Cargo Ship Collapses Bridge

The Shanghai Daily reports: China’s maritime search and rescue authority said yesterday a cargo vessel hit a bridge under construction near the eastern seaport of Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province, leaving four crew members...

China’s Coiled Young – Yuwa Hedrick-Wong

From Forbes.com: For many, China’s fast-paced economic reform is a source of constant anxiety. In a caricature of the debate, “blockhead” economists cheer on China’s reformers, while the more culturally and socially “aware” wring their hands, worried sick because of potential social upheavals. Not a few Cassandras forecast imminent civil eruptions. Throwing tens of millions […]

U.S. Newswire: “China’s Economic Bubble about to Collapse, Experts Warn”

From U.S. Newswire: : China’s furious economic growth in recent years has created a bubble economy that is on the verge of collapse, according to Strategic Forecasting Inc. (STRATFOR), a leading private intelligence service. In its latest Decade Forecast report, STRATFOR says China’s economy is already on life support – with an estimated $500 billion […]

Beijing professor: serious crisis in China before 2010

From China Elections and Governance: Peking University Professor Ding Yuanfu has presented a survey of governmental and non-governmental experts, most of who predict that a crisis with a big effect on China’s economic and social development will occur before the year 2010.

Lev Grossman: When Things Fall Apart

From TIME.com: The author of Guns, Germs, and Steel asks, Why do some civilizations die out while others survive? There are no trees more than 10 ft. tall on Easter Island. That’s not its most famous mystery–there’s the little matter of those giant brooding statues–but it is kind of weird. Easter Island is less forested […]

William Pfaff: What if things go wrong in China?

From the International Herald Tribune: While the flutter of a butterfly’s wing might not be quite enough to disrupt the international economy, it does not take more than a few flutters to spook traders, bankers and governments into interlinked financial crises. The vulnerability of advanced national economies to international disruption was demonstrated first in 1914, […]

Modern China is facing an ecological crisis

Financial Times (via: geoffmetcalf.com) had an excellent article today on the price of China’s growth. The site needs subscription but here is its main point and some strong quotation from Pan Yue: “Just as in the former Soviet Union, central planning, with its mantra of “produce first, live later” has wreaked untold damage. But in […]

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