The principle, according to the Chinese, is straightforward, writes University of Edinburgh senior lecturer Kristen Hopewell: “If foreign multinationals are going to reap large profits from producing and selling goods in the massive Chinese market, then the country should be able to harness that investment to aid its own national development.” The government views the program as helping bridge its way to the developed world. Hopewell notes the country has a long way to go: “Average per capita income is just $8,000 compared to $56,000 in the United States. Although China has achieved remarkable success in fostering economic development and reducing poverty, it still faces immense challenges in boosting incomes to anywhere close to the level of advanced economies.” … [Read more...] about The Finance 202: Beijing trade talks conclude with no progress. Get ready for a long slog.
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