Published on March 12, 2014
WHY MANIPULATES THE YUAN CHINA
China is a CURRENCY MANIPULATOR.
This isn’t an INDICTMENT.
It’s a FACT.
1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 Here’s the real PURCHASNG POWER of the Yuan vs. the Dollar… Source: Federal Reserve
1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 Source: Federal Reserve
This isn’t a MISTAKE
Over the last 4 decades, China has INTENTIONALLY DEVALUED the Yuan
Its central bank PRINTS YUAN.
Then uses it to BUY U.S. DOLLARS.
This increases the SUPPLY of Yuan in currency markets... (which DECREASES the price of a Yuan.)
…and increases the DEMAND for U.S. Dollars. (which INCREASES the price of a Dollar.)
This means that China owns A LOT OF DOLLARS
1981 1986 1991 1996 2001 2006 2011 Source: Federal Reserve
1981 1986 1991 1996 2001 2006 2011 $5 billion $3.8 trillion Source: Federal Reserve
In the process, China has become the world’s largest holder of foreign exchange reserves.
By a LONG WAY…
$510 Billion $536 Billion $727 Billion $772 Billion $1,277 Billion $3,820 Billion Russia Switzerland Saudi Arabia Eurozone Japan China Source: Wikipedia Foreign Exchange Reserves
Why does China do this???
China’s economy is based on EXPORTS.
And it sells more exports if the Yuan is cheap.
It’s the reason you can buy a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles “Combat Shell” for only $11.39 from Target.* *This example is provided for illustrative purposes only. Source: Target.com
Which is a good deal when you consider…
It looks “just like a Ninja Turtle’s shell.” And showcases your “fiercest ninja moves.” Has room to fit “ninja combat gear weapons.” Source: Target.com
An artificially cheap Yuan is also one of the main reasons that China’s GDP has done this…
1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 $61 billion $7.3 trillion Source: Federal Reserve China’s GDP in current U.S. dollars…
So, why does China manipulate the Yuan?
It does so to BOOST EXPORTS.
Which, in turn, FUELS ECONOMIC GROWTH.
It’s really as simple as that!
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Why China Manipulates the Yuan For more than four decades, the government of China has kept a close grip on the value of its currency, the yuan.
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