This chart from Geo-Graphics makes China’s rebalancing dilemma look really simple.
When the yuan depreciates (’09-’10), household spending flatlines.
When the yuan appreciates (’05-’08), household spending surges and all of a sudden China has a bonafide consumer class.
As for why China needs to rebalance, check out Why China Is A Debt-Burdened Builder Of Bridges To Nowhere >
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