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Seminar by Gregory Chin: Renminbi Internationalization: Asian Interests, Motivations and Objectives


Gregory Chin will present the findings of his field research in several Southeast and Northeast Asian countries, on the considerations and motivations of the Asian partners involved in the internationalization of the renminbi. The range of Asian partners involved has expanded to include governments and market actors, as well as regional organizations. Dr. Chin argues that although there is a great deal of literature on the PRC's motivations and Hong Kong, China's role, inadequate attention has been given to the motivations, interests, and goals of the other Asian partners in Southeast and Northeast Asia. Yet the contributions of these partners, and their role as a source of demand for the internationalization of the renminbi, are significant in determining the success of the Chinese currency experiments.

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Gregory Chin is associate professor of political economy at York University, Toronto, Canada, and the China Research Chair at The Centre for International Governance Innovation. His research focuses on the PRC's rising financial and monetary influence, Asian regionalism, the BRICS, and global governance reform. Dr. Chin is the author of China's Automotive Modernization: The Party-State and Multinational Corporations (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), and he has been published in a number of academic journals and policy outlets. He is completing two book manuscripts, the first on the political economy of yuan internationalization, and the second on the rise of the BRICS. Prior to joining York University in 2006, Dr. Chin served as a diplomat in the Canadian Embassy in Beijing from 2003 to 2006, and was responsible for Canadian foreign aid to the PRC and North Korea. From 1999 to 2003, he served in Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and the Canadian International Development Agency.

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