China announced new measures Tuesday to curb inflows of foreign speculative capital, as senior government officials stepped up criticism of excessively loose monetary policies abroad, such as those of the Federal Reserve.
Tuesday’s announcements were accompanied by fresh criticism from Beijing officials of loose monetary policies abroad and consequent risks in emerging markets.
Chinese Finance Minister Xie Xuren blamed excessively loose monetary policies by issuers of major currencies as compounding fiscal and debt risks.
The comments, made during a meeting with a delegation of British trade representatives, including U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, appeared to be thinly veiled criticism of the Federal Reserve’s latest quantitative easing moves.
Similarly, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan said Tuesday that volatility in global markets was negative for market confidence and that he saw excessively liquidity globally.
Many believe China is an evil communist country that enslaves its people and destroys its environment. While some or all that may be true, China appears to be the good guy when it comes to monetary policy. How is it possible that Communist China understands that creating paper money out of thin air does nothing but create economic distortions while the United States is blind to that reality?
Maybe, instead of having Chinese study economics and business in American universities, we should send some of our student to China to learn economics because they seem to have a better grasp of it.