The Wall Street Journal highlights new U.S. Treasury data which indicates that China has reduced its U.S. dollar holdings as it begins to diversify its $3.2 billion stockpile of foreign currency reserves: “It clearly...
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by Jenny Leung | May 25, 2009
From Bloomberg: China’s yuan posted its biggest decline in almost two months after the central bank lowered the reference rate by the most since December, spurring speculation policy makers will halt currency appreciation to aid...
by Sophie Beach | Apr 30, 2009
From the introduction to an article on YaleGlobal by Wenran Jiang: While the world waits for China to flex its economic muscle to ease the crisis, China’s exposure to the US dollar is a bigger issue with which the country has to...
by Xiao Qiang | Apr 12, 2009
From the New York Times: Reversing its role as the world’s fastest-growing buyer of U.S. Treasuries and other foreign bonds, the Chinese government actually sold bonds heavily in January and February before resuming purchases in...
by Xiao Qiang | Apr 6, 2009
From the Council on Foreign Relations blog: At key points then, China shied away from the decisions that would have allowed it to avoid accumulating so many reserves. China’s leaders probably didn’t intend to accumulate $2...
by Paulina Hartono | Mar 23, 2009
China has proposed a new international reserve currency, indicating its doubts of the dollar’s strength. From Financial Times: China’s central bank on Monday proposed replacing the US dollar as the international reserve...
by Liu Yong | Oct 14, 2008
From Bloomberg: China’s foreign-exchange reserves rose to a world record $1.906 trillion, helping to strengthen the nation’s finances as the credit crisis threatens to trigger a global economic slump. Currency...
by Kate Zhao | Nov 30, 2007
Andy Xie, Morgan Stanley’s former star economist, recently said that China would become a very hot spot for investors. Meanwhile in China, both governmental and nongovernmental cash flow, derived from huge foreign exchange reserves, is heading for overseas investment. From The Financial Times: The slowing pace of China’s accumulation of foreign exchange reserves has underlined […]
by Kate Zhao | Nov 10, 2007
From China Rising: One of China’s leading economists, Professor Lin Yifu , recently said of China’s position in the world: 4th in GDP, 3rd in Trade, 2nd in Foreign Direct Investment and 1st in Foreign Exchange Holdings . Perhaps the fact that China is second and first in areas that has the word “foreign” in […]
by Liu Yong | Aug 15, 2007
From Robert H. Smith School of Business website: The Congress is growing impatient with China’s currency manipulation and export subsidies, and is near passing legislation that would require the Bush Administration to strike back. Faced with the prospect of trade competition on a level playing field–something the Chinese Communist Party fears more than free elections–the […]
by Morgan Figuers | Aug 12, 2007
From FT: Beijing on Sunday sought to repair fallout from reports it could use its $1,330bn foreign exchange holdings to put pressure on Washington and the dollar with a statement affirming the importance of the US dollar as a global reserve currency. The official Xinhua news service quoted an anonymous official at the People’s Bank […]
by Liu Yong | Aug 11, 2007
From CounterPunch: Twenty-four hours after I reported China’s announcement that China, not the Federal Reserve, controls US interest rates by its decision to purchase, hold, or dump US Treasury bonds, the news of the announcement appeared in sanitized and unthreatening form in a few US news sources. The Washington Post found an economics professor at […]
by Morgan Figuers | Jul 11, 2007
From Bloomberg: China’s foreign-exchange reserves, the world’s largest, climbed to a record $1.33 trillion at the end of June, increasing pressure on the government to allow faster yuan gains. “China’s foreign reserves are too big and mopping up the liquidity that fuels inflation and asset bubbles is an administrative headache,” said Simon Derrick, chief currency […]
by Sophie Beach | May 21, 2007
From the New York Times: The Chinese government said yesterday that it would acquire a $3 billion stake in the Blackstone Group, the private equity firm, in the country’s first effort to diversify its $1.2 trillion in foreign-exchange reserves beyond United States Treasury bills and into commercial enterprise. The deal, which is set to coincide […]
CDT in the News
- The Philadelphia Inquirer – China steps up online controls with new rule for bloggers
- Mind Matters – For Five Days There Was Free Expression in China
- Hoover Institution – Xiao Qiang On China’s Model Of Digital Authoritarianism
- New York Times – In China, an App Offered Space for Debate. Then the Censors Came.
- Taiwan CNA – China blocks Clubhouse, official media say “anti-China has nothing to do with free speech”