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Xi's Three Battles: China's Credit Risks

May 14, 2018 • 9:30 – 11:00 am EDT
Please join the Freeman Chair in China Studies for a discussion of the credit risks in China. At the December 2017 Central Economic Work Conference, Chinese policymakers decided that China would focus on fighting three critical battles to achieve high quality development in the next three years, among them curbing financial risks. This event features experts who will offer their assessments on China’s credit risks and discuss why defusing these risks is critical to China’s future growth. Andrew Polk, founding partner of Trivium/China, a Beijing-based advisory firm, and Gene Ma, Chief China Economist at the Institute of International Finance, will discuss the origins of China’s debt problem, the challenges Beijing faces in deleveraging the economy, and the effectiveness of its recent policies. Christopher K. Johnson, Senior Adviser and Freeman Chair in China Studies, will moderate the discussion.

The China Reality Check Series presents perspectives from academia, industry, and government in order to promote a sustained dialogue on critical and insufficiently understood issues related to China's reemergence as a global power.

The China Reality Check Series is made possible through the generous support of the Duquesne Family Foundation and the Kaye Family Foundation. ​​
Chief China Economist, Institute of International Finance