Published May 15, 2014
The temperature is heating up in the South and East China Seas as Beijing pursues its claims on disputed territories. Could China's assertiveness lead to military conflict with its neighbors? Find out next, On The Line.
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Stock markets have fallen sharply as fears of a Chinese economic slowdown continue to haunt investors. China's central bank devalued the country's currency, the yuan, two weeks ago, raising fresh concerns that a slowdown in the country's economy was worse than originally feared. In addition, oil prices have plunged to six-year lows, amid concerns about waning demand for commodities from China. On this week’s HashtagVOA, Cal Perry and his guests examine the reasons behind the nosedive.
Keith Johnson: Senior Reporter, ForeignPolicy.com
Sam Stovall: Chief Equity Strategist, Standard and Poor Capital IQ
Alexis Christoforous: VOA Business Reporter