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Prof. Michael Spence on the relationship between the US and China

Excerpt from Charlie Rose -- "Both economies face very large challenges. They're different, but ours is out of balance, struggling to find a sustainable path of growth that deals with employment and the distributional aspects of our pattern of growth and the Chinese have... a very substantial mass of structural change coming in their economy. At $6,000 per capita income, they aren't going to be the low-cost competitor in a number of industries so...what we believed after we spent some time with each other is that the old relationship is changing very fast and what we needed to do was to bilaterally understand the challenges in both economies and then go after the places where we can make a material positive difference."

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Additional coverage appeared on Bloomberg and CNBC.