From: The Consumers and Small Businesses of China
To: The United States Senate
Re: Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act of 2011
Thanks! For years, our government has pursued a currency and trade policy that has subsidized your American consumers at the expense of our own here in China, and while we are unsure exactly why you would want to end this arrangement (we presume due to powerful lobby by your large manufacturers), we are happy that you are doing so….
A low yuan makes Chinese products cheap for Americans but makes imports relatively dear for Chinese. So-called “dumping” represents an even clearer direct subsidy of American consumers over their Chinese counterparts. And limiting foreign exchange re-investments to low-yield government bonds has acted as a direct subsidy of American taxpayers and the American government, saddling China with extraordinarily low yields and creating inflationary pressures.
Every single step China takes to promote exports is in effect a transfer of wealth from Chinese citizens to Americans, and we are tired of it.
~ Warren Meyer, from Chinese Consumers To US Senate: Thanks