Currency war brewing?

Posted on 12th October 2011 by Trevor Reynolds in Blog |Uncategorized

From the Chinese Ministry of Commerce

On October 11, the U.S. Senate passed the “2011 Oversight Reform Act of currency exchange rate,” Shen Danyang, a spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce has issued a statement that the recovery in the global economy facing a severe test of the critical moment, the U.S. Senate to force through legislation to promote trade partner currencies, is tantamount to upgrading the wrong signal on protectionism. This is a serious violation of international rules, and not only threatens the stable development of Sino-US economic and trade relations, but also with other countries to jointly cope with challenges, runs counter to efforts to oppose trade protectionism, China is firmly opposed.

Shen Danyang stressed that China has always maintained need for the two sides to strengthen communication, and to take common positive measures to develop Sino-US economic and trade cooperation. Once the motion is formally made into law, it will inevitably lead to serious damage to China-US economic and trade relations. China hopes that the U.S. after a rational and objective treatment of the exchange rate, makes the right choice.

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