China-US Finance & Economy | CHINA US Focus - Part 9

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China’s Risky Credit Boom

Andrew Sheng and Xiao Geng, from the Fung Global Institute

Credit in China is growing at a breakneck pace, raising serious concerns about the level of risk in the financial system. The government now must determine how to balance the economy’s liquidity needs with protecting the system’s solvency.

China Yet to Be a Strong Trade Nation

Yu Xiang, research fellow at CICIR

While China is virtually certain to be the world’s biggest trade nation, Yu Xiang points out four key reasons why the country is yet to be the strongest trade nation and urges for the expansion of the US-China trade relationship.

Public vs. Private: How China Prefers to Invest in the US

Alex Coblin, Researcher at the American Enterprise Institute

Public vs. Private: How China Prefers to Invest in the US

As news that the United States has become the largest recipient of Chinese investment spreads, many Americans are nervous and wonder where that money is going. Interestingly, the U.S. draws a significant amount of private investment from China, which is distinctly different from the country’s investment patterns in the rest of the world.

The Likely Direction of China’s Monetary Policy in 2014

Yi Xianrong, researcher, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Although in 2014, it appears China will be adhering to a “prudent” monetary policy and working to balance its finances, the world’s number two economy will still face considerable challenges, such as rising credit and an appreciating currency.

Four Events in Sino-U.S. Relations to Watch in 2014

Qian Liwei, Researcher at China Institutes of Contemporary Int'l Relations

Four Events in Sino-U.S. Relations to Watch in 2014

2013 was an important year for Sino-U.S. relations including many high-level visits and summits. However, in 2014, four ‘events’ may determine future relations. Qian Liwei explains the importance of the APEC Summit, Ambassador Baucus, BIT agreements and territorial disputes.

China’s Delay in Approving U.S. Biotech Corn Disrupts International Trade

Colin Carter, Professor, University of California, Davis

While China’s refusal of genetically modified corn crops from the United States has gained attention in recent months, Colin A. Carter explains that as China moves from a major corn exporter to importer, it will require more sources of the crop and ultimately approve more biotech corn products.

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