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美国官员称中国是金融危机中的“盟友”

发布者: chrislau2001 | 发布时间: 2008-10-22 13:26| 查看数: 1617| 评论数: 1|

US Official Calls China An 'Ally' In Financial Crisis

The U.S. and China have been in active communication during the global financial turmoil and Beijing has been 'a responsible participant and ally' in dealing with the crisis, said David McCormick, U.S. Treasury undersecretary for international affairs.

Mr. McCormick is visiting China as Washington tries to rally support for its $700 billion bailout of the U.S. financial system. The bailout would likely involve major buyers of U.S. Treasury bills, such as China, buying even more U.S. debt.

When asked whether Beijing had committed to buying more Treasurys, Mr. McCormick said he hadn't discussed with China's authorities any specific measures the country could take to help relieve the crisis. However, he stressed that a slowdown in either the U.S. or China would affect both economies.

'It's in both of our interests for each of our economies to prosper. That's a consequence that's become clear after the events of the last 12 months,' he said.

China's third-quarter economic growth slipped to 9%, from 10.1% in the second quarter. Some analysts expect that to fall to as low as 8% next year.

When asked whether the yuan was still undervalued, Mr. McCormick said it was appropriate for the Chinese currency to continue to appreciate on both a nominal and trade-weighted basis.

'While circumstances in the global economy have changed, we think that ultimately that trajectory needs to continue,' he said.

The yuan rose 6.7% against the U.S. dollar in the first half. But the yuan's appreciation has stalled in what seems to be a deliberate move by China's central bank to maintain stability during the financial crisis.

Mr. McCormick also said he hopes Beijing doesn't bring a halt to the liberalization of its financial system in response to recent events.

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chrislau2001 发表于 2008-10-22 13:27:03
美国财政部负责国际事务的副部长麦考密克(David McCormick)说,在全球金融动荡期间,美国和中国一直保持频繁沟通,中国政府在应对危机方面是“一个负责任的参与者与盟友。”

麦考密克目前正在中国访问,美国政府希望为其7,000亿美元的金融救助计划寻求支持。这项救助计划可能让中国等美国国债的主要买家购买更多的美国债券。

在被问到中国政府是否承诺购买更多美国国债时,麦考密克说,他并未同中国有关部门讨论中国可采取的有助于缓解危机的任何具体措施。不过他强调,无论是美国还是中国的增长减速都会对双方经济产生影响。

他说,这符合我们双方推动各自的经济体实现繁荣的利益。在经过了过去12个月的诸多事件后,这样的结果是显而易见的。

中国第三季度经济增长率从第二季度的10.1%回落至9%。一些分析师预计,明年的增幅可能下降到8%。

当被问及人民币是否仍被低估时,麦考密克说,人民币汇率按照名义和贸易加权基础继续升值是适当的。

他说,尽管全球经济环境发生了变化,但我们认为最终这一趋势需要延续下去。

今年上半年,人民币兑美元汇率升值了6.7%。但中国央行看来在金融危机期间采取了精心考虑的举措以维持稳定,人民币升值步伐出现了停顿。

麦考密克还说,他希望中国方面不会因最近的事件而停止金融体系的自由化。
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