"We hate you guys."

February 12, 2009 in Finance,Politics

Update!  The FT is reporting that China will buy treasuries after all, according to Luo Ping, a director-general at the China Banking Regulatory Commission:

“Except for US Treasuries, what can you hold?” he asked. “Gold? You don’t hold Japanese government bonds or UK bonds. US Treasuries are the safe haven. For everyone, including China, it is the only option.”

And Ping had some choice words for the US (FT notes that his English "tends toward the colloquial"):

“We hate you guys. Once you start issuing $1 trillion-$2 trillion . . .we know the dollar is going to depreciate, so we hate you guys but there is nothing much we can do.”

Ah, the sweet sounds of diplomacy.

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