Renminbi

This illustration shows Chinese yuan banknotes, 30 May 2022. (Dado Ruvic/Reuters)

China's efforts to internationalise RMB gaining a foothold in SEA

NUS academic Xu Le explains why China's project to internationalise the RMB still has much room to grow. In that regard, the ASEAN countries could play a role, given their desire to be less reliant on the US dollar.
A picture illustration of the banknotes of the euro, HK dollar, US dollar, Japanese yen, British pound and Chinese yuan. (Jason Lee/File Photo/Reuters)

Escalating China-US confrontation will accelerate RMB internationalisation

Peking University PhD student Xiong Lan believes that as US-China tensions ratchet up from competition to confrontation, it is likely that the process of internationalising the renminbi (RMB) will be accelerated. The next ten years will be crucial, if China is to reach targets such as for the RMB to exceed 10% market share of international currencies by 2029 and account for 30% of global reserves in the long run. What obstacles stand in the way?