Robert J. Samuelson, The Washington Post | January 25, 2010
China’s foreign exchange reserves rose to $2.4 trillion in 2009, two-thirds of which are held in US dollars. ++ The dollar will likely not be dumped by China due to the probability of another economic collapse, which would then decrease Chinese exports. ++ The superpower is using its surplus to further its local and global political agenda by investing in raw materials and imported technologies, and spending on foreign aid and international loans. ++ China’s reserves highlight the dangers of uneven economic growth, undermining open trade policies.