Thursday, March 5, 2015

Chinese Buy Billboards Announcing The Renminbi As "The New World Currency"

Simon Black writes:

When I arrived to Bangkok the other day, coming down the motorway from the airport I saw a huge billboard - and it floored me.

The billboard was from the Bank of China. It said: “RMB: New Choice; The World Currency”

Given that the Bank of China is more than 70% owned by the government of the People’s Republic of China, I find this very significant.

It means that China is literally advertising its currency overseas, and it’s making sure that everyone landing at one of the world’s busiest airports sees it. They know that the future belongs to them and they’re flaunting it.

And it’s true. The renminbi’s importance in global trade and as a reserve currency is increasing exponentially, with renminbi trading hubs popping up all over the world, from Singapore to London to Luxembourg to Frankfurt to Toronto.

Multinational companies such as McDonald’s are now issuing bonds in renminbi, and even sovereign governments are issuing debt denominated in renminbi, including the UK.

Almost every major global player out there, be it governments or major multinationals, is positioning itself for the renminbi to become the dominant reserve currency.


  1. Notice it's a gold coin.
    Probably simply for advertising purposes with no policy intent behind it but that alone says something.

  2. And the beginning of the end of the current empire?

  3. The destruction of America began in it's present form over 40 years ago. I lived in the " rust belt ", Dayton Ohio, which was sold off to the lowest bidders in just 25 or so short years..., POVERTY