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March 2015 public lecture
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The Long Institute Lecture Series

Chinese Debt: Is it Sustainable?
Thursday, March 5, 2015, 1:00–2:30 p.m., MPAA Executive Commons at UC Irvine, next to School of Law (map)

Presented by Victor Shih, Associate Professor of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego.

China today already has some of the highest debt-GDP ratios in the world and the single highest ratio for all emerging market countries. What does this high debt level mean for the economy and the cash flow demands for corporations and individuals? China has implemented policies to slow down the pace of leveraging, but will it make a difference? Finally, what mechanisms may make it increasingly difficult for the PBOC to continue China's credit bubble?
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The Long Institute Lecture Series on Chinese Law, Business and Society
The Long Institute Lecture Series on Chinese Law, Business and Society is organized by the John S. and Marilyn Long U.S.-China Institute for Business and Law. The series offers presentations of state-of-the-art research on how law, business and society interact in China or in relation to China. The series provides a platform for learning and discussing how legal institutions in the world’s largest legal system and second largest economy shape and are shaped by market and social forces. Read more »

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November 13 Molly Roberts Fear or Friction? How Censorship Slows the Spread of Information in the Digital Age
February 23 Jerome Cohen China Law, International Law and Human Rights
March 5 Victor Shih Chinese Debt: Is it Sustainable?
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