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China Reality Check Event: Handicapping China's Credit Risks

June 28, 2017 • 10:00 – 11:30 am EDT

In late May, Moody’s Investors Service downgraded China’s long-term local currency and foreign currency issuer ratings, the first time it has done so since 1989. This step is consistent with growing concerns about the country’s rising debt levels as well as the expansion of new kinds of financial instruments such as wealth management products. Nevertheless, there are a wide range of views about China’s economic trajectory and whether its credit risks are manageable, are a major drag on economic growth or may lead to a financial crisis. Our roundtable participants will discuss these issues as well as the implications for the global economy.

Scott Kennedy
Senior Adviser and Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics

Elena Duggar

Associate Managing Director of Credit Strategy and Research, Moody's Investors Service

Nicholas R. Lardy

Anthony M. Solomon Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Logan Wright

Director, China Markets Research, Rhodium Group