China is the worlds largest miner and buyer of gold (circa 2018)
Official name is "The People's Republic of China"
Chinese governments typically have a long-term plan and view (vs. shorter term in the West)
Longer political terms and top-down planning help influence this
China Economic Concerns
Growing more toward totalitarianism vs. authoritarianism (2018)
Poor Demographics - shrinking working age population (2018)
Expected to Peak in 2020s and drop significantly into 2100
Workforce peaked in 2011
Concerns that previous economic gains were based on positive demographics
Heavy debt burdens (2018)
Faced the Mundell Fleming Trilemma from 2016 to ???
Government regulation is too strict
Limits on free speech limit innovation
Endless supply of cheap labor is diminishing
Other Asian countries can offer cheaper manufacturing
Banking and Shadow Banking Assets have grown $ 29Trillion in last 9 years (2018) vs $7 Trillion in GDP
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