Gordon Chang on China’s GDP Shortfall

Created: 2013-04-18 16:27 EST

Category: China > China Focus

China’s National Bureau of Statistics released their first quarter GDP growth number this week: 7.7 percent. China’s growth has been under 8 percent for four quarters now—and those are the official numbers. It has some economists worried, even as leaders speak of economic recovery. So how is China’s economy really doing? What about recent concerns over China's debt? And how is Asia's tense geopolitical situation affecting the economic outlook? Joining us today is Forbes columnist and author of The Coming Collapse of China, Gordon Chang.