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Мировая экономика без Китая

НЬЮ-ХЕЙВЕН – Действительно ли китайская экономика вот-вот лопнет? Долговой навес, пузыри на рынке недвижимости, государственные предприятия-зомби, проблемные банки – Китай всё чаще рисуют как место следующей катастрофы в мире, подверженном постоянным кризисам.

Я по-прежнему убеждён, что подобные страхи сильно преувеличены. У Китая есть стратегия, ресурсы и готовность завершить радикальную структурную трансформацию и создать потребительское общество с сильным сектором услуг, одновременно успешно справляясь с серьёзными цикличными трудностями. Впрочем, я также признаю, что на сегодня это мнение меньшинства.

К примеру, министр финансов США Джейкоб Лью не раз высказывал довольно странное мнение, будто Америка «не может быть единственным мотором мировой экономики». На самом деле она им и не является: в этом году вклад Китая в рост глобальной экономики, как ожидается, будет в четыре с лишним раза выше, чем вклад США. Хотя, может быть, в своих оценках мировой экономики Лью уже списал Китай со счёта.

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