2014 Global Risk Forum

What China’s Climate Pledge Means for Its Economy

December 7, 2014 by Robert U. Ayres
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China’s carbon emissions should peak at approximately 12 billion metric tons per year, requiring the economic growth rate to slow to as low as 4 or 5 percent, Robert U. Ayres predicts.

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Despite an Economic Slowdown, China Has a Strategy

November 28, 2014 by Reza Hasmath and Natalia Wyzycka
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China has been stuck in a protracted economic slowdown, with recent evidence suggesting a grimmer outlook in the near future. Under these circumstances, the Chinese government will have to reassure the public of its legitimacy and capacity to manage periods of decreasing economic growth and potential socioeconomic consequences that follow.

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Can Beijing Navigate the Consequences of Slower Growth?

November 24, 2014 by Nicholas Consonery and Ben Yunmo Wang
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While the Chinese Communist Party used to base its legitimacy on economic growth, it is now tolerating short-term pain to address political and socioeconomic issues in an attempt to ensure the Party’s long-term survival. Those concerned about the risk of China’s economic slowdown should also not neglect the positive progress made on governance reforms over the past year.

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Is Economic Slowdown in China a Threat to the Global Economy?

November 14, 2014 by Jonathan Brookfield
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The People’s Republic of China serves as the locus of a number of global risks, and an economic slowdown in the PRC could have significant effects on several economies around the world.

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