THE BIG QUESTION — October 20, 2009

THE BIG QUESTION is a new multimedia project on the World Policy Blog. Every week, our editorial team will investigate a pressing global question, provide context and analysis, and feature answers from internationally renowned experts. Today, THE BIG QUESTION looks at China’s approach to the financial crisis and whether its recovery is sustainable.

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Formatted and written by our editorial assistants: Max Currier, Mary Kate Nevin, and Josh Sanburn.

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Further reading:

News
Decline in Chinese trade slowing. BBC; October 14, 2009.
In recession, China solidifies its lead in global trade. The New York Times; October 13, 2009.
IMF: China to lead Asian recovery. Xinhua; October 1, 2009
China, Inc. looks homeward as U.S. shoppers turn frugal. The Wall Street Journal; September 30, 2009
China shifts gears to move beyond stimulus. The Wall Street Journal; September 25, 2009
Asia rebounding quickly, regional bank says. The New York Times; September 21, 2009
China sees initial results in boosting domestic consumption. Xinhua; May 21, 2009

Analysis and commentary
Stephen Dunaway: Why China may stumble. Council on Foreign Relations Expert Brief; October 13, 2009.
China’s roaring economy: Bull in a China shop. The Economist; October 10, 2009
The long climb: A special report on the world economy. The Economist; October 3, 2009. (See especially ‘The hamster wheel’ and ‘A fine balance.’)
The one-year anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse. PRI’s The World: Global Economy podcast; September 14, 2009.
Emerging Asian economies: On the rebound. The Economist; August 13, 2009
Rebalancing the world economy: China: The spend is nigh. The Economist; July 30, 2009.
Can China save the world? TIME; August 10, 2009.
Andy Xie: China counts down to next bubble burst. Caijing; August 5, 2009.
China: What world recession? Salon; May 1, 2009
Why China’s state-owned companies are making a comeback. TIME; April 29, 2009.
China tackles economic crisis with fiscal stimulus, consumption plans. China Business Review; March 1, 2009.

More resources
Portal: Global Financial Crisis. Xinhua.
China economic stimulus program. Wikipedia.
World Economic Outlook: Sustaining the Recovery. International Monetary Fund, October 2009.
China’s stimulus package: A six-month report card. The Economist, July 2009.
China and the global financial crisis: Implications for the United States. Congressional Research Service Report, August 2009.
Roach, Stephen S. Stephen Roach on The Next Asia: Opportunities and Challenges for a New Globalization. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2009.

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