11:00 am EST - 12:30 pm EST

Past Event

Tremors in the Chinese economy: Debating the road ahead

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST

Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC

A cascade of events has jolted China’s economy and rattled markets around the world. In just the first two weeks of the new year, the Chinese stock market shed nearly a fifth of its value. Unnerved by the volatility, investors in the United States sent the Dow Jones plunging more than 8 percent. Even China’s top leadership has acknowledged the serious challenge it faces in keeping growth apace. How profound are the risks to the Chinese and global economies? Are recent events signs of turmoil to come or merely isolated disturbances? Do the doomsayers go too far in forecasting China’s economic collapse?

On February 10, the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution convened a debate between leading economists on the risks and opportunities that lie ahead for China.


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