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The China Bubble
The China Bubble
A New Test for China’s Crackdown on Finance

Can China’s efforts to curb its property bubble survive the pushback from homeowners?

The China Bubble
Beijing Builds Bridges to Nowhere

Another sign of an economy that has run out of legitimate investment opportunities, but has a huge and politically well-connected infrastructure industry determined to build no matter what.

The China Bubble
China Takes Baby Steps to Restrain Housing Market

As some predict an imminent housing bubble, Beijing directs banks to rein in home loans.

The China Bubble
China Is Building More Houses Than It Has People

China is planning and building enough new housing for a population that is 2.5 times the size of the one they already have.

The China Bubble
In China, the Private Sector Watches from the Sidelines

Anti-liberalizing forces have been at work in China for much longer than anyone thought.

The China Bubble
For China, Light At the End of the Tunnel Looks Fainter

For months, the conventional wisdom has been that China is going through a necessary transition, but that it will come out stronger than ever. Is that still true?

The China Bubble
Beijing Compels Economists to Be More Optimistic

If the economy was in fact healthy, there would be no need to press experts to say as much.

The China Bubble
China’s Overheating Economy

There are, unfortunately, lots of reasons to be concerned about China beyond the frothy steel market.

The China Bubble
China Up, China Down

Investors are encouraged by many of China’s latest economic figures. But it’s not clear that the big picture has improved.

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