Geithner to China: Spend more money

US tells China to look to its own consumers

BBC News
9 May 2011

US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner called for a “more open market based economy” in China

US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner has called on China to rely more on its own spending and less on exports.

“The challenge is to lay the foundation for a new growth model, driven more by domestic demand,” he advised his Chinese counterparts.

His comments came at the start of a two-day bilateral summit on security and the economy in Washington.

US officials and many economists say Beijing depends unfairly on a cheap currency to boost exports and growth.

However, Chinese commerce minister, Chen Deming, responded by telling reporters that “the West’s fears and worries about China’s [yuan] exchange rate are unfounded because over the past three years China’s trade surplus has continuously dropped”…

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