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Can Chinese Consumers Save the Global Economy?

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Ilias Siddiqui says: 04 Jan 2012 4:26

China runs with it's neighboring states as well in South & South East Asian Region, the strongest economic power of the world ( if China and India runs together, this will be the hardest economic zone of the globe ) to develop more with Euro - American markets in software and hardware industries.

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07 Jun 2012 @ 12:45

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Dr. Karl Gerth delivered an address on Can Chinese Consumers Save the Global Economy? Growth economies such as China and India are witnessing an unprecedented expansion of the middle class, accompanied by the associated increase in consumption. As much as one third of China’s population can now be classified as middle class and consumer culture is deeply entrenched in all areas of life. Dr. Gerth discussed whether this demand can boost the flagging global economy.

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Dr. Gerth is the author of numerous papers and two books; As China Goes, So Goes the World and China Made: Consumer Culture and the Creation of the Nation. He is currently researching two further publications on conceptualising consumerism and the Chinese Communist Party. Dr. Gerth is a Lecturer in Modern Chinese History in Oxford University, with a special focus on consumerism, nationalism and environmentalism. He was awarded a PhD from Harvard University. 

Theme: Foreign Policy and ESDP  China 

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