China should stop intervening in the foreign exchange market, devalue the yuan and let it float freely to restore stability, a senior researcher at a government-backed think tank said.
Xiao Lisheng, a finance expert with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, made the remarks in an article on Monday in the official China Securities Journal amid a growing debate among the country’s economists on whether authorities should let the closely-managed currency trade more freely.
The yuan lost 6.6 percent against the dollar last year, the biggest annual loss since 1994.
“The more the government delays the release of depreciation pressure, the greater the impact and destructive power of the release of depreciation pressure will be,” Xiao wrote.
The authorities should “let the yuan exchange rate have a one-off adjustment to realize a free float” of the currency, he said.…
Cut it loose.
One America News Network
China should stop intervening in FX market and let yuan float: researcher