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Book Talk with Andrew Collier

BritCham / CBBC
Event type BritCham & CBBC event
Date Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
Time 19:30 - 20:30
Open for All welcome
Cost Members 40 RMB Non-Members 50 RMB
Contacts steven.lynch@cbbc.org.cn; (010) 8525 1111 ext. 704
Venue The Bookworm, Sanlitun
Organiser BritCham / CBBC
Address Building 4, Nan Sanlitun Road,Chaoyang District, Beijing100027, P.R China
 
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We are delighted to invite you to a book talk about the growth of shadow banking in China and the rise of China's free markets. Shadow Banking refers to capital that is distributed outside the formal banking system, including everything from Mom and Pop lending shops to online credit to giant state owned banks called Trusts. They have grown from a fraction of the economy ten years ago to nearly half of all China’s annual Rmb 25 trillion ($4.1 trillion) in lending in the economy today.

Shadow Banks are a new aspect of capitalism in China – barely regulated, highly risky, yet tolerated by Beijing. They have been permitted to flourish because many companies cannot get access to formal bank loans. It is the Wild West of banking in China. If we define capitalism as economic activity controlled by the private sector, then Shadow Banking is still in a hybrid stage, a halfway house between the state and the private economic. But it is precisely this divide that makes Shadow Banking an important to the rise of capitalism. How Beijing handles this large free market will say a lot about how the country’s economy will grow – will free markets be granted greater leeway?

Type Sales End Price Quantity
Member March 28, 2017 ¥40.00 CNY
Non-member March 28, 2017 ¥50.00 CNY

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