The Singles' Day is a holiday celebrated in China on November 11 and has become the largest online shopping day in the world. Photo: Simon Song

Is China set to beat Facebook’s Libra by launching its digital currency this autumn?

  • ‘Forbes’ magazine reported that China’s central bank will launch its own sovereign digital currency to coincide with the Singles' Day online shopping festival
  • The People’s Bank of China is seeking to address financial risks and counter the current dominance of the US dollar
Topic |   China economy

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The Singles' Day is a holiday celebrated in China on November 11 and has become the largest online shopping day in the world. Photo: Simon Song
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Amanda Lee

Amanda Lee

Beijing-based correspondent Amanda Lee covers markets and the economy for the Post, with an interest in China's economic and social landscape. A graduate of the London School of Economics, she joined the Post in 2017 and has previously worked for Thomson Reuters and Forbes.

Sidney Leng

Sidney Leng

Sidney Leng joined the Post in 2015 after spending a year and a half working for US media, including National Public Radio and Foreign Policy Magazine. He has been covering China's macroeconomic policies and financial regulations since 2016.