U.S. and China Boost Financial Stability Cooperation with Joint Simulation Exercises

U.S. and China Boost Financial Stability Cooperation with Joint Simulation Exercises

U.S. and China Boost Financial Stability Cooperation with Joint Simulation Exercises

U.S. Treasury representatives have announced enhanced collaboration with China on maintaining financial stability, planning additional simulations to address financial disturbances following a recent drill on managing a major bank’s collapse. 

These initiatives are part of efforts by a U.S.-China financial task force established last year during U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen‘s initial visit to China, aimed at revitalizing economic relations. The task force, co-led by the U.S. Treasury and the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), last convened in Beijing this past January.

U.S. and China Boost Financial Stability Cooperation with Joint Simulation Exercises

Yellen was slated to discuss these collaborative measures and further financial stability topics with PBOC Governor Pan Gongsheng at the central bank’s Beijing office on Monday. According to Treasury officials, who spoke under the condition of anonymity, the upcoming simulations, expected to occur in April or May, will explore the coordination of operational resilience in the face of significant external shocks, such as natural disasters, cyberattacks on financial institutions, or emerging pandemics, as well as the effects of climate change on the insurance sector. The PBOC has not yet made a comment regarding these exercises.

These drills are designed to foster communication channels between regulators in both countries and pinpoint potential areas of cross-border financial contagion and other risks. 

Although specific outcomes of the exercises were not disclosed, officials noted that both Chinese and American participants offered recommendations for enhanced coordination during financial crises. Emphasizing the general nature of the drills, officials clarified that no specific financial institutions were implicated.

The importance of preparing for cross-border financial shocks was underscored last November when a ransomware attack on the U.S. branch of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) caused a temporary disruption in $9 billion worth of transactions in the U.S. Treasury debt market. 

The U.S. routinely conducts such preparatory simulations with other nations possessing significant financial systems, including Japan, Britain, and various European countries, yet such engagements had not previously occurred with China.

Although direct financial connections between the U.S. and China are not substantial enough to directly impact U.S. economic growth due to a slowdown in China, initiating risk assessment exercises is deemed crucial. “It’s essential for nations with significant financial systems to engage in these practices with one another. We had not started this with China until now,” the official remarked.

During a speech in Guangzhou on Friday, Yellen referenced the large bank failure simulation as a concrete example of the progressing economic dialogue between the U.S. and China.

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