Many Americans, apparently, are really angry at China right now. They believe that China is taking advantage of the United States with unfair trade practices and by manipulating its currency. In fact, American politicians and bankers have been concerned with China's currency for a very long time. This month historian Austin Dean traces this long history of American involvement in China's monetary policies and shows that Americans have been more the manipulator than manipulated.
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