WSJ’s Wei Gu discusses the prospects of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone with China Economist Ting Lu of Meryll Lynch. Although China’s government published the so-called negative list the day after its inauguration, it means less restrictions. SFTZ will be a testing ground, and real expansion is only expected in three years time.
Last Sunday China opened its Shanghai Free Trade Zone. At the +China Weekly Hangout of October 3 we will explore some of the directions of China’s new policies, despite a huge amount of ambiguity in the current rules. You can read our initial announcement here, or register here for the event.
Is China going to collapse under the burden of its debts, the China Weekly Hangout asked on August 30 Sara Hsu. Yes, if they do not play their cards rights, tells Sara Hsu, leading expert on shadow banking in China. Questions are asked by Fons Tuinstra of the China Speakers Bureau.