"I remain staunchly optimistic that China will continue to be the world’s greatest machine for economic expansion."
Hardly a day goes by without news of yet another economic problem facing China. A frothy real estate market. Quickly rising wages. A weakening manufacturing sector. Tightening lending standards. The list can seem endless and frightening. But after a recent visit to China, I remain staunchly optimistic that it will continue to be the world’s greatest machine for economic expansion.
While developed countries bump along with little growth, China’s gross domestic product is expected to increase by 9.2 percent in 2011 and an equally astonishing 8.5 percent next year. The country pulses with energy and success, a caldron of economic ambition larded with understandable self-confidence.
Visit the General Motors plant on the outskirts of Shanghai and watch Buicks churned out by steadily moving assembly lines almost indistinguishable from those in plants in Michigan."