Video: China's Local Government Debt

  • Jan 27, 2014
    Duration: 1:23:47
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    Please watch a very timely discussion marking the 2014 inaugural China Reality Check Series event.  

    Identified as one of the six key priority areas of economic work for 2014 at last month's Central Economic Work Conference, the Chinese leadership clearly sees managing the local debt problem as one of the issues it must tackle as part of its reinvigorated reform push. Our panelists dig deep to get behind the numbers and examine the broader implications of the debt audit for the overall health of China's economy.        

    Nicholas R. Lardy
    Anthony M. Solomon Senior Fellow,
    Peterson Institute for International Economics

    Derek M. Scissors
    Resident Scholar,
    American Enterprise Institute

    Moderated by:

    Christopher K. Johnson
    CSIS Senior Adviser and Freeman Chair in China Studies
    Center for Strategic and International Studies

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