Japan and China Bypass US in Direct Currency Trade

Tension between China and Japan over the East China Sea has not stopped them from developing trade between the two countries. The Asia-Pacific Journal reports that Japan and China started direct trading of their currencies on...

U.S. Backs Off in Currency Dispute with China

The U.S. Treasury Department has postponed its announcement on whether China is a currency manipulator. From Reuters: The Obama administration backed away on Friday from a showdown with Beijing over the value of China’s...

The Renminbi Runaround

In an opinion piece for the New York Times, Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman criticizes China’s currency valuation: Last weekend China announced a change in its currency policy, a move clearly intended to head...

Treasury’s Geithner: Durable Economic Stability

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner spoke to reporters on his way to Beijing on Saturday, the first day of his highly-anticipated first visit to China.  From MarketWatch: “We are seeing more durable stability in the...

US Bill to Punish China Faces an Uncertain Future

Growing U.S. dependence on China in such grave matters as pressuring North Korea to return to disarmament negotiations and stabilizing the world economy may make the Obama administration hesitant to confront America’s...

Ben Simpfendorfer: China’s Yuan Ambitions

From the Wall Street Journal: China is playing a growing role in discussions over solutions to current economic problems. Much of the talk has focused on money — whether Premier Wen Jiabao’s concerns about the value...

China and the Dollar

From the Wall Street Journal: As if the dollar didn’t have enough problems, Timothy Geithner took China’s bait yesterday and said he was “quite open” to its suggestion this week to displace the greenback...




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