Effects of the Financial Crisis on the U.S.-China Economic Relationship.
The Cato Journal, 2009, Spring-Summer, 29, 2
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The U.S. and China are two of the dominant economies in the world today and the nature of their relationship has far-reaching implications for the smooth functioning of the global trade and financial systems. These two economies are becoming increasingly integrated with each other through the flows of goods, financial capital, and people. These rising linkages of course now stretch far beyond just trade and finance, to a variety of geopolitical and global security issues. Getting this relationship right is therefore of considerable importance. The global financial crisis has brought this relationship under the spotlight of international attention. Indeed, the United States and China together epitomize the sources and dangers of global macroeconomic imbalances. U.S. regulatory and macroeconomic policies may well bear a lion's share of the blame for the current crisis. But there is a deep irony in the fact that Chinese virtue--its high national saving rate--and its policy of tightly managing the external value of its currency abetted U.S. profligacy by providing cheap goods and cheap financing for those goods, setting the stage for a cataclysmic crisis rather than a bubble. The consequences of those policies are now rebounding on the Chinese economy itself.
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- Category: Politics & Current Affairs
- Published: 22 March 2009
- Publisher: Cato Institute
- Print Length: 19 Pages
- Language: English