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Planet Money

Is China An Economic Miracle, Or A Bubble Waiting To Pop?

China's economy sailed through the financial crisis unscathed — at least in the short run.

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Anna Hu at the Ao Hua Farmers Market in Shanghai. After years of working long hours and eating only in restaurants, Hu has learned how to cook vegetables and eat more healthfully. Eliza Barclay/NPR hide caption

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