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中国的特别提款权误区

发自华盛顿特区——10月初,人民币被纳入到由多种货币组成的国际货币基金组织特别提款权(SDR)序列中。而在此之前SDR仅被定义为美元、欧元、英镑和日元的加权平均值,现在人民币加入并终于可以称自为五大全球性货币之一了。

不管外界对此有何观感,但中国人确实非常在意这一点。在我上个月末访问北京期间,加入那个清高的SDR俱乐部是所有的人都想谈论的话题(好吧,说实话,他们也很想聊聊唐纳德​​·特朗普(Donald Trump)。

人民币加入SDR篮子是个事关民族自豪感的问题。它象征着中国成为全球大国。它证明了政府鼓励在跨境交易中使用人民币的努力,使中国和世界其他国家免于过度依赖美元。

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