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June 14, 2007

China
Paulson Says China’s Currency ‘Doesn’t Reflect Reality’

U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson says he will push for more Chinese flexibility in allowing its currency to appreciate, saying it “doesn’t reflect reality.”

January 20, 2011

China
How to Gauge U.S.-China Talks

The Obama administration scored some successes on human rights and trade during Chinese President Hu’s just-concluded state visit, but there were no breakthroughs on currency and other issues, says C…

October 21, 2009

United States
Avoiding a U.S.-China Trade Showdown

Morgan Stanley executive Stephen Roach says China’s undervalued currency is a "red herring" in the debate over global imbalances and that policymakers should instead focus on China’s social safety ne…

October 17, 2008

International Organizations
The Deep Roots of the Financial Crisis

The Financial Times’ Martin Wolf argues that massive accumulations of currency reserves enabled housing bubbles in developed economies and sparked the current financial crisis. The shakeout, Wolf say…

August 11, 2011

Europe
Calling for an EU Federal Budget

The European sovereign debt crisis is compounded by a faltering U.S. economy, making the implementation of an EU-wide federal budget and coordination of nation-state budgets necessary to preserve the…

June 22, 2010

China
China’s Calculated Move on Yuan

By ending the yuan’s peg to the U.S. dollar, China will deflect pressure over its currency policy at the upcoming G20 meeting. But tensions will persist over the pace of reform, says CFR’s Steven Dun…

October 14, 2010

China
The Rising Chinese Consumer

Despite global tensions over China’s currency and trade policies, U.S. businesses stand to benefit from China’s waning labor surplus and its growing consumer affluence, says Princeton University’s JC…

August 15, 2011

Political Movements
The EU’s Political Integration Dilemma

As Germany and France look to contain a mushrooming sovereign debt crisis, the eurozone will have to consider greater political integration or face a crumbling of the common currency zone, says EU ex…

June 5, 2013

United States
Can Government Safeguard the Internet?

The U.S. government needs to marshal its cybersecurity resources in support of the private sector and build alliances with international partners, says former CIA director Michael Hayden, member of a…

October 19, 2009

Economic Crises
Gauging the Dollar Decline

CFR’s Benn Steil says the dollar’s continuing decline could result in higher prices for major imports like energy and, in a worst-case scenario, might lead to higher inflation and interest rates.