The Internationalization of the RMB
Opportunities and Pitfalls
October 31, 2011
China is making swift strides toward internationalizing its currency, the renminbi, but it must be careful when sequencing these changes. Without the proper reforms, wide-open Chinese financial markets would be vulnerable to massive flows of foreign capital that could send China into the throes of financial crisis. In this Center for Geoeconomic Studies Working Paper, produced in association with CFR’s International Institutions and Global Governance program, Professor Takatoshi Ito examines the progress of the renminbi’s march toward international status and evaluates the possible paths forward.