Chinese Bubble Bursting

Posted by Roubini Global Economics

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In waking a tiger, use a long stick.

– Mao Tse-tung

Well, it looks like it could finally be happening. The Chinese housing bubble could well be bursting right before our eyes.

The bubble has long been present for all to see, with news reports popping up earlier this year about ‘ghost cities’ and ‘ghost malls’. Indeed, it’s been so visible and so well observed that even the mainstream media picked up on it. That’s right, folks… you heard me right: the mainstream media picked up on it! God, it must be serious!

People have been calling the bursting of this bubble for a while now. But this is the first real indication I’ve seen that this particular house of cards – excuse the pun – is beginning to topple.