Asia Focus

March 2007

China’s Banking Sector


Each year, the President of the San Francisco Fed travels to Asia on a “fact-finding” trip to the region. These trips advance the Bank’s broad objectives of serving as a repository of expertise on economic, banking, and financial issues relating to the Pacific Basin and of building ties with policymakers and economic officials there. The knowledge gained and the contacts developed are critical in understanding trends affecting the Twelfth District, in carrying out responsibilities in banking supervision, and in ensuring that policymakers have the understanding of global economic developments necessary to conduct policy and promote the stability of financial markets. This Asia Focus summarizes President Yellen’s report to the Head Office Board of Directors on the banking sector in China following her trip to China in November 2006.

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