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China’s Massive Economic Bubble Receives a Gigantic Bolus of Hot Gas

China Reports No Drop in GDP Growth So Far in 2016 China’s government has chosen to continue pumping credit into an already near-bursting financial bubble of mismanagement. This amounts to “kicking the can” down to road in order to present … Continue reading

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China Plays “Whack-a-Bubble”

Bandleader Lawrence Welk was famous for the bubble machines that kept the air around the bandstand covered with bubbles show after show. China is full of bubble machines of a different type, but they are just as much about “putting … Continue reading

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China’s Economy Blowing More Bubbles; Russian Brains and Capital Flee

“I think Chinese property is the Titanic about to crash into the iceberg right in front of it,” Pan Shiyi, billionaire chairman of commercial developer SOHO China, said at a forum, China Business News reported. __ NZHerald China’s economy may … Continue reading

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A New Way for China?

An Uncertain Future Hong Kong embraces democracy, rejects Beijing. Worse: Communist party officials deluding themselves — this delusion could lead to civil war inside China. The people of China must follow where the Communist Party of China leads them. Yet, … Continue reading

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How Can You Tell When China Breaks?

First Understand the Role of Real Estate Prices in China … about 80% of Chinese people’s wealth is in the form of real estate, totaling over $65 trillion in value — almost twice the size of all G-7 economies combined. … Continue reading

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China’s Lost Decade

… China’s economy is the slowest it has been in decades. It had to slow, just the way Japan’s economy doubled every ten years from the ashes of World War II to become the second largest in the world, and … Continue reading

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China: All the Way Down

Automobile Sales and Birth Rates Decline Worst Ever Car Sales Drop China reported the worst-ever monthly sales drop in the world’s largest vehicle market on Wednesday, exacerbating concerns over the country’s economic slowdown and growing impact of an ongoing trade … Continue reading

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China’s Decline Hits Positive Feedback Territory

Chinese economic growth continues to decline and it is feared China might even suffer a major recession because of the continued economic problems. __ Source Positive Feedback Decline in China? Slower growth in China means slower growth for the rest … Continue reading

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China is Riding the Storm Better than Russia

China’s Economic Slump Less Dangerous Than Russia’s Like the United States after the Great Financial Crisis in 2008, a Chinese financial crisis will lead to a nasty recession but not an economic collapse. GDP growth will likely recover after a … Continue reading

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Empty Towers on Debt Mountains: China’s Vulnerability

Until now, China has managed to keep its huge raft of nonperforming debt afloat thanks to capital inflows, as successive waves of quantitative easing pushed dollars into the world. A tighter dollar would seem to make the bursting of China’s … Continue reading

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China’s Marshmallow Days

China Economic Blockbuster Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain __ The Wizard of Oz (1939) Despite appreciable slowing of China’s economic growth rates, the Middle Kingdom is riding a glittering wave of apparent wealth. The dragon maintains … Continue reading

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China’s Junk-Rated Future

One Belt One Road: Leap Into the Uncertain Future China’s Mr. Xi has attained the pinnacle of one-man power in The Middle Kingdom. In order to achieve his ambition to make China the leading global power in economic, political, and … Continue reading

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China’s Growth is 100% Debt Driven

China leads the world in economic growth but that growth is 100% debt-driven. China’s recent $10 trillion in growth comes from $10 trillion in additional debt. … The instability of China’s credit-fueled, investment-focused growth strategy is—without a doubt—one of the … Continue reading

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China Preparing for Next Great Leap Forward?

Can China Reverse its Present Stall? China is experiencing an unexpected slowdown in its global ambitions. The very nature of economic growth in China has changed in an ominous way. A closer look at the fixed causes behind China’s unhealthy … Continue reading

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China’s Shaky Foundations: A World at Risk

Update: Undercover investigation reveals that despite government claims, China is digging a deeper hole for itself The world is watching China’s credit explosion, wondering how it will all end. It is a cold comfort that some of the same institutions … Continue reading

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Is China’s Goose Cooked? And Other Bedtime Stories

Economically, China needs a powerful recession to get rid of businesses being kept alive by loans. Politically, China can’t afford the cost of unemployment. The re-emergence of a dictatorship in China under President Xi Jinping should be understood in this … Continue reading

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Economically Stressed China Flirts With Nuclear War

A Chronic Economic Crisis Spurs Expansionist Impulses Deep stresses within China’s bubble economy are building, forcing Beijing to take a neoimperial posture toward weaker nations in its vicinity. Inevitably, if China expands too forcefully, it risks war of a radioactive … Continue reading

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China: One Yellow Brick Road Falling Behind Schedule

Once Referred to as the “One Belt One Road” (OBOR) Plan; Now More Properly Called the One Yellow Brick Road (OYBR) Plan One Yellow Brick Road (OYBR) Lost in the Poppyfields More than three years after Xi’s unveiling of the … Continue reading

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$1 Trillion Runs Away from China

China Suffered $1 Trillion Net Capital Outflow Reserves are Depleting Faster than Anticipated: Next Year Will be Worse Beijing has been engaging in dubious practices designed to hide the depletion of reserves caused by the support of the renminbi. For … Continue reading

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China’s Global Economic Leadership is a Fable

China is aging, wages are rising to uncompetitive levels, capital is fleeing, and the CCP is propping up a bubble economy that is losing ground. China’s economic importance [is] falling — not rising slowly, nor staying stable, but falling. …. … Continue reading

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China Turns to Ukraine, CEE, and Finland/Scandinavia to Bypass Russia

Despite China’s close relationship with Russia, Ukraine’s rival, China has purchased outright and licensed a number of Ukrainian aviation and naval platforms, such as the ex Varyag aircraft carrier, the Zubr hovercraft and the An-178. Antonov itself has also provided … Continue reading

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Economic Realities in China

Most casual observers of world affairs tend to judge China’s wealth by the flashy skyline photos of new construction. But such images give a false impression of the true state of economic affairs in China. According to a World Bank … Continue reading

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China’s Mojo Was Always Dependent Upon Foreign Investment and Tech Transfer

China is now in a very difficult position. Economists at Nomura say the yuan is 6pc overvalued, the result of an relentless rise when it was still coupled to the dollar, and due to the internal effects of rising labour … Continue reading

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Why Can’t China and Russia Innovate?

These days, China and Russia are more famous for stealing, pirating, and copying foreign technology than for meaningful homegrown innovation. Europe Can Innovate Over the past 6 centuries, Europe and its diaspora have been the global centre of innovation. European … Continue reading

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China’s Phantom GDP: 35% at Risk

How Far Can You Trust China’s GDP Numbers? The GDP framework cannot tell us whether final goods and services that were produced during a particular period of time are a reflection of real wealth expansion, or a reflection of capital … Continue reading

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