The Lawfare Podcast: Katrina Northrop on the Evergrande Debt Crisis

Jen Patja, Jacob Schulz, Katrina Northrop
Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 12:00 PM

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Evergrande is a massive Chinese real estate company that has found itself with more than $300 billion in liability and no real idea of how to get out of debt. Its financial problems have come to a head in recent months, and concerns have grown about the potential of Evergrande‚Äôs debt problems to threaten the Chinese economy. It's a financial story, but one with real implications for China's broader economic picture in great power competition between the U.S. and China. To break it all down, Jacob Schulz spoke with Katrina Northrop, a reporter for The Wire China and the author of a recent profile of Evergrande and its highly mercurial CEO.

Jen Patja is the editor and producer of The Lawfare Podcast and Rational Security. She currently serves as the Co-Executive Director of Virginia Civics, a nonprofit organization that empowers the next generation of leaders in Virginia by promoting constitutional literacy, critical thinking, and civic engagement. She is the former Deputy Director of the Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution at James Madison's Montpelier and has been a freelance editor for over 20 years.
Jacob Schulz is the former managing editor of Lawfare. He previously served as deputy managing editor and associate editor. He hails from Pennylvania and attended Amherst College.
Katrina Northrop is a reporter at The Wire China, based in New York. Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Providence Journal, and SupChina.

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