China´s stock market regulators launched the idea of a circuit breaker, to avoid heavy swings at the markets. The market would be stopped for 30 minutes after an upswing or downswing of more than five percent, at most once a day. Highly symbolic, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat, and it cannot be a proxy for real reform.
The central government wrongly used the upswing in stock markets as a proxy for real reforms, says associate professor Victor Shih in the Washington Post. Until those shares came down and created mayhem in China and globally. “”In dictatorships, when things are going well, nobody wants to end the party.”