China Adds a Chainsaw to Its Juggling Act

Trying to affect debt, stocks and now the yuan.

High-stakes juggling.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping has just added a chainsaw to what had already been a pretty daunting juggling act. All year he's been trying to keep aloft two giant economic bubbles -- one in debt, one in stocks. This week he added a much more unwieldy prop, the value of the yuan, to the show.

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