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Thursday, February 17th, 2011


Awash in Debt: State Liabilities and the Future of the Chinese Economy

Victor Shih, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University

Wednesday February 17, 2011, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Sponored by the Center for Policy Studies at Case Western Reserve University and made possible by
the generosity of Ms. Eloise Briskin

Although China has some of the world’s lowest level of foreign debt and official government debt, the Chinese government and state owned banks and enterprises actually owe an enormous amount of debt to domestic financial institutions and households. This presentation first catalogs the different segments of debt owed by the Chinese government and related entities and the claimants on this debt. It then discusses some implications for future public policies in China.

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