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China and Russia Challenge the U.S. Dollar’s Leading Position in International Trade

Chinese and Russian leaders announced on November 23, 2010,  that both China and Russia will use their national currencies to settle bilateral trade.

On November 27, 2010, China Review News predicted that "the U.S. dollar’s hegemony will collapse” when the U.S. fails to find a new “myth” to maintain its economic model that profits from increasing debts. “It is the U.S. dollar’s hegemony that has forced China and Russian to use their national currencies to settle their bilateral trade. Of course, the move that China and Russia took is a challenge to the U.S. dollar’s hegemony, though it cannot immediately end the U.S. dollar’s hegemony.”

On November 23, 2010, China Daily, on the other hand, said that the move did not directly challenge the U.S. dollar.

China Review News, November 27, 2010
China Daily, November 23, 2010