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Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, Emeritus


For several years, American officials have pressed China to revalue its currency. They complain that the undervalued renminbi represents unfair competition, destroying American jobs, and contributing to the United States’ trade deficit. How, then, should US officials respond? Just before the recent G-20 meeting in Toronto, China announced a formula that would allow modest renminbi appreciation, but some American Congressmen remain unconvinced, and threaten to increase tariffs on Chinese goods.


Nye, Jr., Joseph S. "The Dollar and the Dragon." Turkish Weekly, July 12, 2010.