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article imageJim Rogers: China not in a bubble, Chanos couldn't spell China

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By Andrew Moran     Jan 14, 2010 in Business
Jim Chanos, who expects the Chinese economy to collapse, has faced criticism from Jim Rogers. He called his recent assessment of China wrong and said, "I find it interesting that people who couldn’t spell China 10 years ago are now experts on China."
Co-Founder of the Quantum Fund and Chairman of Rogers Holdings, Jim Rogers, criticized the famed short-seller Jim Chanos and said he is wrong on a lot of things and doesn't understand China. Chanos has been making waves across the financial spectrum for his piece in the New York Times stating China is in a bubble will collapse in 2010. Basically, Chanos believes China having a major credit bubble, a lot of hype and an economy driven by stimulus.
However, Rogers believes Chanos is wrong and made a bold statement saying Chanos “couldn’t spell China 10 years ago and is now an expert on China.” The author of “Hot Commodities” added that Chanos misunderstands basic facts about income, real estate and the Chinese Yuan, according to Forbes.
This is not the first time Rogers has sparred with another financial analyst. Last month, Rogers disagreed with Nouriel Roubini over the price of gold. Roubini said, reports Commodity Online, the ideal price for gold is at roughly $1,000 and that right now it’s sitting on a bubble but Rogers disagreed with that analysis and said instead gold will go above $2,000 within the next decade.
The Business Insider notes that Rogers is sensitive on the issue because he has invested a lot of money in Asia, especially Singapore and China, and has moved his family there.
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