The central government has already accelerated efforts to curb the borrowing by local governments and rein in risks related to their rising debt level. Photo: Reuters The central government has already accelerated efforts to curb the borrowing by local governments and rein in risks related to their rising debt level. Photo: Reuters
The central government has already accelerated efforts to curb the borrowing by local governments and rein in risks related to their rising debt level. Photo: Reuters
Laura He
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Across The Border by Laura He

China’s government debt woes might worsen in 2016

Debt burden could rise further if the underlying growth remains weak and the yuan keeps falling, analysts say

The central government has already accelerated efforts to curb the borrowing by local governments and rein in risks related to their rising debt level. Photo: Reuters The central government has already accelerated efforts to curb the borrowing by local governments and rein in risks related to their rising debt level. Photo: Reuters
The central government has already accelerated efforts to curb the borrowing by local governments and rein in risks related to their rising debt level. Photo: Reuters
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Laura He

Laura He

Laura covers capital markets and financial affairs in Hong Kong and China, including major IPOs, corporate finance, investment banking, and equity markets, with an eye on technology and innovation for the Post. Previously, she'd worked for MarketWatch and The Wall Street Journal Digital Network in San Francisco and Hong Kong. She has also worked for Forbes in San Francisco and had stints at Xinhua News Agency as economics editor, anchor and financial correspondent in both Beijing and Hong Kong. She has an MA degree in digital journalism from Stanford University and passed CFA exams.