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China’s State Council Councilor Says China’s Economy Is in Crisis

During the 2nd weekend of July 2013, Xia Bin, a councilor of China’s State Council, delivered a keynote speech at the 2013 APEC CEO China Forum. According to Xia, a financial crisis already exists in China right now. Xia told the audience, "We need to find ways to let the bubble burst and write off the losses we already have as soon as possible to avoid an even bigger crisis. … The deep adjustment means that economic growth will slow as expenses are paid; it will mean hard days; it will mean bankruptcy for some companies and financial institutions; and it will mean reform."

Source:  Beijing Times & MNI News, July 14, 15, 2013