China’s Economic Challenges artwork
Cable Comments with Vince Cable

China’s Economic Challenges

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  • October 15th 2021

China has become a superpower through its extraordinary economic growth over four decades. It has developed a model of ’state capitalism’ which has combined the strengths of both state ownership and control alongside capitalism in much of the economy. It  now faces serious  challenges: demographic ageing; an over reliance on investment; a big stock of corporate debt; resistance to further market reform. I discuss these challenges with George Magnus who is one of the leading economic and financial commentators on China and with Linda Yueh, a scholar who has written extensively on the Chinese economy.

Interested in learning more? Vince’s new book ‘The Chinese Conundrum: Engagement or Conflict’ is available to buy online or from your local bookstore. Amazon, Bloomsbury, Waterstones, WHSmiths.

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Vince is the former Liberal Democrat leader 2017-2019.

He was Secretary of State for Business, Innovation, and Skills 2010-2015. Some of his achievements include the world’s first ever Green Investment Bank, support for young people through apprenticeships and the promotion of socially responsible capitalism