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How to evade capital controls

The latest data on China’s foreign exchange reserves, showing a rise of $130 billion to $3.4 trillion, suggest that capital is flowing into China again after an apparent outflow ahead of the change of government in late 2012.  There is also growing evidence of Chinese residents smuggling capital into China by disguising it as exports. The… Continue Reading

China’s balance of payments: current and capital accounts now pulling in different directions

Every country’s economic relations with the rest of the world are summarised in the balance of payments. This is divided into the current account, which records the flows of trade and income, and the capital account, which records the flows of financial assets and liabilities. Usually countries have a deficit on one and a surplus… Continue Reading