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China vows to improve setting of RMB exchange rate

Source: Xinhuanet | 03-05-2007 10:07

Special Report:   2007 NPC & CPPCC

BEIJING, March 5 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said Monday the nation will improve the mechanism for setting the RMB exchange rate and seek ways to use the massive state foreign exchange reserves appropriately.

Wen made the statement while delivering a government work report at the opening of the Fifth Session of the Tenth National People's Congress, the top legislature.

The RMB value has risen by more than six percent since July 21,2005, when the Chinese government launched the reform of exchange rate system to allow the yuan to float against the U.S. dollar within a daily band of 0.3 percent around the official central parity rate.

The central parity of RMB against the U.S. dollar was 7.7453 yuan per U.S. dollar on March 2, compared with the rate of 8.28 yuan per U.S. dollar before the reform.


Editor:Liu Fang