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A new paradigm for a post-imperial world

China and India are trying to write a new page of the world economy

Posted by seumasach on May 3, 2018

 

“And then there are those 35,000 kilometers of highways and rail lines India wants to build over the next five years. Some India analysts are apparently wondering how to finance all that at an estimated cost equivalent to 3.4 percent of GDP.

That should be easy because the cost is just a little more than what China takes as a one-year trade surplus with India. So, China can recycle that money back to India to build modern infrastructure that would set the foundation for India’s sustainable, faster and balanced growth.”

Recycling the trade deficit as inward investment is a brilliant idea, a win/win idea and one which can be applied equally to other countries which habitually run a large trade deficit with China, most notably, the USA and the UK.

CNBC

4th April, 2018

Trust is an economic variable sounded like an echo swirling around Wuhan’s East Lake in China as President Xi Jinping was hosting last Friday and Saturday Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an “informal,” “heart-to-heart” summit.

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