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What are the major challenges, fault lines, and potential adversities (these terms are used synonymously), that China's economic development will encounter over the next decade? How severely will China's overall economic performance be affected if these adversities occur separately or in clusters? This book addresses these key questions. China has confronted in the past two decades five of the eight fault lines that the authors consider (unemployment, corruption, water resources, HIV/AIDS, and financial fragility), and, nonetheless, it has sustained high rates of economic growth. Therefore, in assessing the potential effects of these fault lines on China's future economic performance, the authors focus on whether, why, and by how much their intensities may increase — that is, on changes, rather than on the prevailing levels of each fault line. For the other three fault lines examined, which have not previously occurred or recurred — oil price shocks, foreign-direct-investment shrinkage, and serious military conflicts-the authors consider the circumstances under which they might arise and their resulting economic effects.
Table of Contents
All Prefatory Materials PDF
Potential Adversities Confronting China's Continued Economic Growth PDF
China's Institutional and Structural Fault Lines
Massive Unemployment and Rural Poverty PDF
Economic Effects of Corruption PDF
Sectoral Fault Lines
Epidemic Disease: A Wild Card in China's Economic Future? PDF
Water Resources and Pollution PDF
GDP Effects of an Energy Price Shock PDF
Financial Fault Lines
China's Fragile Financial System and the State-Owned Enterprises PDF
Possible Shrinkage of Foreign Capital Inflows PDF
Security Fault Lines
Taiwan and Other Potential Conflicts PDF
Conclusions: Fault Lines in China's Economic Terrain PDF
Supplementary Materials PDF