China Business & Economy

China’s ‘Too Big to Fail’ Stock Market Could Trigger a Depression

A screen showing the Shanghai Composite Index (top) and the Shenzhen Component Index on the side of an overpass in front of the Shanghai World Financial Center (L), Jin Mao Tower (C) and Shanghai Tower in Shanghai on July 9, 2015. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
A screen showing the Shanghai Composite Index (top) and the Shenzhen Component Index on the side of an overpass in front of the Shanghai World Financial Center (L), Jin Mao Tower (C) and Shanghai Tower in Shanghai on July 9, 2015. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • A screen that shows the Shanghai Composite Index (top) and the Shenzhen Component Index is seen on the side of an overpass in front of the Oriental Pearl Tower (back) in Shanghai on July 9, 2015. Chinese stocks stormed into positive territory in volatile trading on July 9 as Beijing launched new measures to halt a dramatic sell-off, but trading remained volatile in a crisis that has also hurt global share markets and commodity prices. AFP PHOTO CHINA OUT (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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