September 20, 2010
Beijing Right Not to Tinker With Yuan
Stephen King, Financial Times
W hile everyone in Washington thinks the renminbi should be revalued, not everyone in China agrees. Maybe the Chinese are right? It is, after all, easy to blame trade imbalances on the evil exchange rate machinations of others. In the mid-1980s Japan’s surplus was supposedly the consequence of a deliberately undervalued yen. But while the yen has since risen a good deal – as shown by last week’s decision by the Bank of Japan to lower the exchange rate – its surplus has stubbornly grown too.
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