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Soros: China is the biggest risk

George Soros remains pessimistic about the prospects of the Chinese economy. In his view, the growth model that caused its rapid rise has run out of steam. Soros believes China is the main destabilizing factor threatening the global economic recovery, and not other bleak assessments on the euro, the US political stalemate or a Japanese bubble.

Soros sees a worrisome disconnect between China's pledges to move away from excessive investment and overborrowing and toward a services-based economy without sacrificing rapid growth. “There is an unresolved self-contradiction in China’s current policies: restarting the furnaces also reignites exponential debt growth, which cannot be sustained for much longer than a couple of years," Soros wrote.

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