In a surprise move China’s financial authorities decided last week to abandon their tight money lending policy and losend the reigns for its banks again. Wrong policy, says business analyst Shaun Rein in CNBC, who has been praising the government handling of inflation and overspending in the past.
Victor Shih of the Northwestern University has been doing much of the legwork to find out how much China’s debt actually is, much higher than China’s financial authorities want to admit, he writes on this blog of the Financial Times. Much of the country’s financial bubble remains underground.
Victor Shih is assistant professor political science at Northwestern University and aleading specialist on China’s financial systems. Victor Shih has also consulted for the US government and the private sector on risk scenarios and “black swan” events related to China. He travels from Evanston, Ill.