Hugh Hendry Walks the Streets of China

This home-made clip features Hugh Hendry, founder of Eclectica Asset Management, walking around the streets of  China (presumably Beijing or Shanghai) and pointing out numerous empty buildings. Huge debt must have been incurred in erecting these buildings and without tenants there is no prospect of servicing the debt. What’s more, the workmanship also seems shoddy as a nearly-completed 13-story building in Shanghai collapsed last month.

Who will pick up the tab for creating all the overcapacity in the Chinese economy?

Hendry has perhaps looked at only a limited sample, but the video provides food for though in the greater economic scheme of things.

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Source: YouTube, March 27, 2009 (hat tip: Edward Harrison, Credit Writedowns).

Originally published at Prieur du Plessis’s International Investment Blog and reproduced here with the author’s permission.

One Response to "Hugh Hendry Walks the Streets of China"

  1. Anonymous   July 29, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    hendry is in guangzhou, then ends on great wall outside beijing