Weaker RMB signals market worries about the China-US relations
In the week ending May 29, the RMB was heading to an exchange rate against the US dollar at around 7.2, as tension between China and the US were escalating due to the passage of the national security bill for Hong Kong on May 28, 2020.
During the annual meeting of the National People’s Congress, Chinese lawmakers approved a draft of new national security legislation in Hong Kong. After this move, the US President Donald Trump announced that he intends to impose some sanctions on China. Against this background, the RMB depreciated to 7.16 against the US dollar, a level even higher than the one, when China was severely hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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