Opinion – China’s Institutional Challenge by Andrew Sheng and Xiao Geng – Project Syndicate – John Gelmini

English: The skyline of Shanghai, China.

English: The skyline of Shanghai, China. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr Alf is right, China is now moving to a 2-speed economy in order to avoid a hard landing.

The ProjeCT Syndicate article describes the strategy in action whereby traditional smokestack industries are being slowed down and investment is pouring into the new high-tech areas that the Chinese leadership has identified for growth.

The second strand is increased overseas investment into industries which the Chinese can then reshore production back to themselves or robotize.

The 3rd strand is the continuation of the “Go out/Bring back in ” policy whereby the practically minded are encouraged to migrate overseas, send money home to elderly relatives and establish new businesses which keep them and their families.

The 4th strand is to invest in infrastructure projects which are essential to transportation, energy generation, life essentials and transport in those countries.

Hinckley Point, Bradwell, the London Underground, the Nicaraguan canal, Wessex Water, Manganese Bronze and the Port of Felixstowe are all part of this process along with reducing exposure to the dollar.

Lord Rothschild, whose judgement is extremely sound, saw China’s potential years ago and from his enormous mansion in Shanghai is able to see how his investments are doing first hand.

John Gelmini

Biding Time Until China’s Outlook Clears – Chris Buckley- The New York Times

English: Beijing Railway Station 中文: 北京站 beiji...

English: Beijing Railway Station 中文: 北京站 beijing zhan station at dawn (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an insightful subjective view of China from Chris Buckley writing in the NYT. He cites a slowing economy, a campaign against corruption and the Communist Party’s grip on intellectual life left the nation in a state of waiting.

Source: Biding Time Until China’s Outlook Clears – The New York Times

Reading this article one gets a biased view of China. First and foremost, it’s a subjective time warp and gives no sense of the amazing journey and rate of change and achievement in China. In China there are enormous challenges but this true in other countries too. For example, do you think that history will be kind to Obama’s foreign policy or Merkel’s policy of Syrian refugees?