Weathering the Asian financial crisis: China's economic strengths, weaknesses, and survivability

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The Chinese economy has shown a remarkable resemblance to those of pre-crisis Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea, and Malaysia - being characterized by an asset bubble, high reliance on banking intermediation, poor prudential supervision, and financial system fragility. Yet, China defied common predictions and did not succumb to the financial crisis. What explains China's ability to withstand a major region-wide financial crisis? This study addresses this complex question and also elaborates on the reform measures China must implement in order to avoid being affected by future financial crises.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-115
Number of pages36
JournalIssues and Studies
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Asian financial crisis
  • Banking sector
  • China
  • International financial system
  • State-owned enterprises (SOEs)

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