(BBC) China tells US to avoid debt crisis for sake of global economy

A senior Chinese official has warned that the “clock is ticking” to avoid a US default that could hurt China’s interests and the global economy.

China, the US’s largest creditor, is “naturally concerned about developments in the US fiscal cliff”, vice finance minister Zhu Guangyao said.

Washington must agree a deal to raise its borrowing limit by 17 October, or risk being unable to pay its bills.

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2 comments on “(BBC) China tells US to avoid debt crisis for sake of global economy

  1. Pageantmaster Ù† says:

    [blockquote]”The executive branch of the US government has to take decisive and credible steps to avoid a default on its Treasury bonds,”[/blockquote]
    An oblique reference when heard by us, is in fact by Chinese standards a remarkably direct message to the US that they expect the US President to act rather than doing what he is doing which is playing the blame game. Like the rest of us we are not impressed by the brinkmanship.

    Worth remembering as well is that China is the US’s biggest creditor, and they are in their blog chatter reportedly asking the question why they should be expected to buy US treasury bonds when the country’s leaders are so irresponsible.

    Funny old world.

  2. Ad Orientem says:

    Never thought I’d take sides with the Chicoms over our government, but they are right. The government shut down is one thing (not good, but not a disaster). But playing games with the national debt is playing with economic fire. And it’s not just our house that could get burned down. These clowns in DC need to extract their heads from their southern most orifice and take care of business.