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As it stands, China meets only one of the three criteria that the US Treasury monitors in terms of currency manipulation. Photo: Reuters

Why the US Treasury may name China a currency manipulator

China is not a currency manipulator by the US Treasury’s own criteria, but politics may dictate that the US formally classifies Beijing as one. Such a move would exacerbate the already tense China-US relationship.

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