US Dollar verse Chinese Yuan: A Global Currency Cat Fight

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Mia Andriana Leone (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
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Abstract: "The U.S dollar is an internationally recognized and well used form of currency. However, just because the US dollar has been this global monetary benchmark does not secure its position as the premier internationally recognized currency indefinitely. In all actuality, the US is in trillions of dollars of debt and that means that its greenbacks are starting to lose value in the domestic and international market. So what exactly does this mean for the world’s economy? While the US has faced economic turmoil in the last forty years, most recently with the Great Recession of 2007, one potential economic juggernaut has started to emerge and could possibly joust US and the dollar from its high horse; China and its Yuan. Furthermore the dethroning of the US dollar by the Yuan is a scenario debated highly in the economic field in regards to its feasibility. However, if other countries agree to adopt the Yuan as the new main international currency then not only would China be launched into an international, macroeconomic spotlight but the US would lose a huge instrument of power globally. Even though it is incredibly unlikely to happen without several worldwide, political changes, a new internationally recognized currency would change every nation’s economy and revitalize the forum of exchange completely, leaving a completely unpredictable economic and political future; 2015 W. Keats Sparrow Writing Award, Third Place Winner"

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Language: English
Date: 2015
China, United States, Currency, American dollar, Chinese yuan, Global market

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