BBC World Service – The survey, is the Chinese economy struggling?



Global investors are keeping a close watch on China amid the debt problems of a large real estate company and manufacturing production hit by an energy crisis.

For decades, China’s economic growth has been the envy of the Western world. But current signs suggest that all is not well.
Regulations put in place by the government to reduce business reliance on debt have hit its second-largest real estate developer, Evergrande, hard, and manufacturing production has been hit by power shortages.
So, is the Chinese economy struggling?

Sara Hsu, Visiting Fellow at Fudan University in Shanghai
Michael Pettis, professor of finance at Peking University and member of the Carnegie Endowment
Iris Pang, ING chief economist for Greater China
Travis Lundy, independent research analyst in Hong Kong

Presenter: Charmaine Cozier
Researcher: Chris Blake
Production coordinator: Jacqui Johnson
Sound engineer: Neil Churchill
Producer: Ben Carter
Publisher: Richard Vadon

(Image: People commute past the under construction Guangzhou Evergrande football stadium in Guangzhou, south China’s Guangdong Province, September 17, 2021. (Photo by NOEL CELIS / AFP via Getty Images) )


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