"Every perception is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination."

-- Gerald Edelman, Second Nature: Brain Science and Human Knowledge
3 here5 herehereChapter 6: The Big Cycle of China and Its Currency2020-10-09Journal\[10\] I produced the diagram to apply this template to Chinese monetary history through working with Professor Jiaming Zhu. \[11\] For instance, the devaluations in 1985-86 and 1993 came after a period of opening up trade and an expansion in Special Economic Zones. These openings created immense demand for foreign FX and imports to build production capacity—but it would still be a couple more years until those SEZs yielded much higher exports. That mismatch contributed to growing current account deficits. Continue reading…