The Great Debate

Market plunge makes Beijing’s exit harder

August 21, 2009

wei-gu.jpg– Wei Gu is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are her own —

The Chinese leaders have a dream. The banks pump trillions of yuan into the market, which props up asset prices, creates new demand, and gets the economic engine roaring again. Then, just before inflation starts to surge, the money is drained out of the system.

China economic forecasts: go herbal or Western?

May 6, 2009

wei_gu_debate –Wei Gu is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are her own–

Which would you believe when it comes to diagnosing the health of China’s economy — the pulse-taking of the herbal doctor or the lab tests of Western medicine?