If China is hoping to stimulate its economy in the near future, it’s going to need a little help from its “frenemy” – the United States and the U.S. dollar.
At the same time, the U.S. was devaluing the dollar – something that would have to happen again for China to get anywhere close to the desired stimulating effect.
“The Chinese yuan is down 8% year-over-year against the U.S. dollar. One of the main reasons for that is that the dollar hasn’t gone down,” McCullough explains.
“What the Chinese really need us to do is to devalue and debauch our currency, so they can get more aggressive. The Chinese are short dollars. They have a developing current account deficit that they have to fund in dollars.”
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