How a Chinese Real Estate Bust Could Hurt the U.S.

China and the U.S. are locked in a sort of economic mutually assured destruction, in which we need them to lend us money and they need us to buy their low-priced products. So if China's economy gets into trouble, the U.S. will feel the effects. That's why reports of a possible real estate bubble in China matter to people in the U.S. The evidence supporting the China bubble case is compelling, but the challenge is to figure out when the bubble will pop and how China will react.


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