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According to former US Treasury secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr., China should continue to reform its financial sector. Paulson offers his personal, candid opinions regarding China’s current economic standpoint. He addresses numerous deficiencies in its existing financial framework and offers China a way forward. getAbstract recommends this article to investors and bankers with an interest in China and the future of its financial sector.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How financial reforms in China have progressed to date,
  • Why China’s leaders need to push through their “reform fatigue”
  • How China can prepare for future financial problems.

About the Author

Henry M. Paulson Jr. is chairman of the Paulson Institute and a former US Treasury secretary.



Capital markets are vital to economic growth. They allow individuals and businesses to become wealthier and to innovate. Now that China’s leaders are seeking a “balance between growth and sustainability,” adopting financial sector reforms is critical. The Chinese government currently pumps inexpensive credit into its state-owned enterprises, giving these protected firms little incentive to perform competitively and drawing funds away from productive private-sector ventures. Meanwhile, Chinese savers lack good investment opportunities and face negative returns due to inflation and low interest rates.

During the past several years, China has come...

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