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China Debt Crisis: Out Of Fashion, But Could Still Happen

By John Richardson

NO LONGER is the promotion of local government officials in China being solely measured by their success in hitting GDP growth targets. What is instead taking priority is how successful local authorities are in cleaning-up the environment. …

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China’s SMEs, Good And Bad, Under Threat

By John Richardson

THE cosy relationship between the state-run banks and state-owned enterprises (SOEs) has long held back economic rebalancing, but wasn’t a critical problem for small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) when official lending tripled in 2009 (have a look at the …

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China’s November Plenum: The Verdict So Far

By John Richardson

THE November Plenum is over and now the analysis has begun.

Some commentators view the formal communiqué about the plenum – which was released by the government on Tuesday – with tremendous enthusiasm.

Others, however, are disappointed, …

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