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China’s Emergence, In Context

Please note: this video was recorded approximately one week prior to the severe correction in the Chinese stock market.

Andrew Foster admits that valuations on individual Chinese stocks are unsustainable and are likely to collapse. However, in his opinion, the overall growth of Chinese stock market capitalization does not constitute an ordinary bubble – the situation is far more complex. Andrew offers some data from history to place the evolution of China’s markets in context. He examines how the re-allocation of Chinese household wealth – away from property, and towards equities – might induce some of the Chinese market’s recent gyrations.


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