After a Tuesday meeting with Chinese president Xi Jinping, new U.S. treasury secretary Jacob Lew discussed economic reforms with premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday as he wrapped up a two day visit to China. From Reuters: “It...
Nov 20, 2012
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Mar 18, 2012
In a week dominated by the political drama surrounding the dismissal of embattled Chongqing party secretary Bo Xilai, speculation continued over possible monetary easing despite mixed messages from officials as they seek to...
May 27, 2011
While the U.S. Treasury Department has ruled that the Chinese government is not manipulating its currency, it still maintains that China must allow its currency to appreciate more quickly. From Reuters: Although the Obama...
Oct 30, 2008
Reuters reports that presidential candidate Barack Obama is saying China’s trillion dollar surplus is “directly related to its manipulation of its currency’s value” in a letter written to the U.S....
Sep 25, 2008
Both U.S. Presidential candidates have stressed the need for China’s currency revaluation in their recent policy positions, reported earlier on CDT here. But are their proposals economically sound? Obama writes at AmCham:...
Jun 11, 2006
From The Epoch Times: China and the United States started to conflict over the Chinese yuan revaluation before China’s leader Hu Jintao visited the United States. After Hu’s visit, the Chinese communist regime soon announced that it would be “accelerating the adjustment of the RMB exchange rate and speeding the appreciation of RMB.” It may […]
Jun 10, 2006
From Bloomberg News via the International Herald Tribune: In another step toward a more freely traded currency, the government on Thursday said that it would remove restrictions on how much foreign exchange domestic companies can buy to fund overseas acquisitions or expansion. Companies may use their own holdings, buy foreign exchange from regulators or borrow […]
May 25, 2006
From China Daily via China Economic Net (link) China’s central bank has asserted anew its commitment to push for a more flexible yuan as it seeks to remedy shortcomings in its financial markets. In its 2005 report taking stock of the country’s financial reforms, the People’s Bank of China said liberalization of its exchange rate […]
May 17, 2006
From Guardian Unlimited (link): The world, it seems, wants a dearer yuan. The assumption is that if the yuan strengthens, it would weaken China’s unbeatable export competitiveness, narrow trade deficits, and preserve more jobs at home. Chinese goods would become more expensive, and consumers in Europe, the United States and elsewhere will start buying locally-made […]
May 16, 2006
From Xinhuanet (link) China’s official exchange rate weakened significantly on Tuesday, the central bank announced, defying a gain the day before that helped break through the psychologically important 8 yuan per U.S. dollar level. The dollar, measured by the central parity rate announced by the People’s Bank of China before the market opens each business […]
May 15, 2006
From the Financial Times (link) China’s currency crept past 8.00 to the dollar for the first time on Monday, passing what the market had designated a psychological barrier for the renminbi, but still moving too slowly to arrest a surge in money supply and new loans. The renminbi closed at 7.9984 in the wake of […]
May 14, 2006
From Bloomberg News (link) The yuan strengthened beyond 8 to the dollar for the first time since July’s revaluation as traders bet China’s government will allow faster gains to win U.S. support for its currency policy. The U.S. Treasury Department decided against accusing China of tampering with its exchange rate in a May 10 report […]
May 9, 2006
From the Financial Times (link) The US Treasury Department is likely again to avoid branding China a “currency manipulator” when it issues its twice yearly report on exchange rate policies on Wednesday, but it will aim to keep pressure on China and other Asian countries to allow their currencies to rise against the dollar. The […]
May 8, 2006
From Reuters (link) The U.S. Treasury Department is convinced China is moving toward adopting increased currency flexibility though Treasury would like to see it do so faster, a spokesman said on Monday. “If you look at what China is doing in exercising their commitment on putting in place a foreign exchange regime that has greater […]
May 3, 2006
From the Washington Post (link) The co-author of a U.S. Senate bill that would punish China if it doesn’t revalue its currency said on Wednesday that a 7-10 percent rise in the Chinese yuan by year’s end would show Beijing was serious about reform. “My hope is that between now and the end of the […]
Apr 22, 2006
From Bloomberg News (link) China’s central bank governor said his country is adjusting its currency and taking other steps to reduce its trade surplus, and called on developed nations to do more to remedy lopsided flows of goods and investment. China “is adopting further measures to expand domestic demand, encourage consumption, open its markets, improve […]
Apr 22, 2006
From the New York Times (link) Finance chiefs from the world’s most powerful nations on Friday singled out China as a country that needs to pursue more exchange rate flexibility to help restore balance in the global economy. In a final communiqu√© and in a separate one-page annex, the finance ministers and central bankers from […]
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