“Due to the influence of factors, such as the previous strengthening of the US dollar, and some turbulence on the financial market, the renminbi exchange rate after reforms experienced a certain degree of fluctuation,” Xi stated. “However, there is no basis for the renminbi to have devaluation in the long run.”
Xi noted that the Chinese government would continue to enact reforms concerning the currency’s exchange rate.
“Going forward, China will further improve the marketization and formation regime of the renminbi exchange rate,” he said.
Xi added that China’s economy was turning towards “quality growth rate,” and the country’s gross domestic product would grow at medium to high rate.
The People’s Bank of China Research Institute of Finance has argued that the global market tumble was triggered by expectations of a US Federal Reserve rate hike in September.