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Hu’s DC Visit and New Chinese Economic Figures

January 21, 2011

It’s been a whirlwind week for me, with Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit to Washington and the release of China’s December and year-end economic figures (including GDP and CPI) yesterday.  Every reporter and TV network seems to be doing a story on China right now, leaving me with zero time to write.  Here, however, is a brief round-up of some of the media comments I’ve made over the past couple of days:

I was interviewed on CNN’s World Business Report yesterday, about both Hu’s trip and China’s economic figures.  I don’t think the video clip is available online (the audio feed during the interview wasn’t so hot) but a couple of my comments made it onto CNN’s website here and here.

You can watch the interview I gave immediately afterward, on China’s CCTV News BizAsia.  My comments on China’s GDP performance in 2011, as well as the outlook for inflation, can be seen here.  My observations on Hu’s White House visit, and its significance for US-China relations, can be found here.

Joe Sternberg of the Wall Street Journal had an opinion piece on the challenges facing China’s effort to rebalance away from export-driven to domestic-driven growth, to which I contributed some ideas.

My French friends can check out these comments I made to AFP on China’s recent moves in monetary policy.  No, I don’t speak French, it was translated — to read it myself, I had to use Google translator.

There were plenty of other interviews this week, with Bloomberg, BBC, CNBC (on rare earth), ITN, etc. — if I’m able to locate any of those clips (or transcripts) online, I will provide a link.

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