October 10, 2008 6:53 AM

China's sitting on piles of money. Why won't it help?

China sits on a huge pile of money, and its policymakers crave global assets. So why doesn’t China spend a little and save the world from global financial meltdown? Economists give a number of reasons why China prefers to sit on the sidelines of the global turmoil, focusing instead on protecting its economy and maintaining growth powered by consumers at home.

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