An Overlooked News Item

Look, there are so many things going on in the world that it's easy to overlook, or simply miss, some of the major news items of the day. One such story caught my eye yesterday and it occurred to me that it definitely needed our attention.

The news item in question comes from the Europe edition of China Daily and I found it while scrolling through the links posted at Santa's ( Let's start by giving you the link to the story and posting a full reprint for you to read.

ROME - The Bank of China's chief economist Cao Yuanzheng feels China's efforts to promote the renminbi (RMB) as an international currency is blazing a new trail in world history.

"I think this is an unprecedented process in economic history," Cao said in an exclusive interview with Xinhua on the sidelines of the "RMB: Going Global. The Bank of China Renminbi Internationalization Forum".

Renminbi development may be unprecedented but carefully mapped out nevertheless. In his remarks during the forum, Cao said the process has its roots back in the 1990s, and the veteran economist said he still believed it would take several more years for the level of international convertibility of the currency.

"I now think we can speak in terms of years and not decades," Cao said. "I cannot predict the time table, but I think we'll get there before 2020."

He said that when it happens, it will be a positive development not only for China but for the world.

"Yes, there are benefits for China but we believe it is also good for the world," Cao said. "There is deep need for another strong world currency (aside from the dollar and euro, the most used international currencies). For China, I would say there it is more of a challenge than a benefit."

Cao called for reform of the current international monetary and financial order, which dates back to the 1944 Bretton Woods Conference, which divided the world among the lines of developed and developing countries.

Cao noted that that dichotomy is now outdated, as evidenced by the fact that China, with the world's second largest economy, is a developing country. All told, three of the world's 10 largest economies are economies in transition.

"The international governance of the world financial system needs reform," Cao said.

"There are major shortcomings, since it was developed when there was a very big gap between developed and developing countries. Now, about 50 percent of the world's gross domestic product is in the developing world. So it's clear the system needs some reform. And using the renminbi as an international currency can be part of this necessary reform," he said.

The "RMB: Going Global" forum was held specifically to promote the use of the renminbi as an international currency, for trade, as a reserve currency, and for cross-border payments.

The forum featured multiple high-ranking speakers from the Bank of China, the oldest financial institution in the country.

Having now read this yourself, I think you can see why I found this to be so significant. If not, allow me to parse a few sentences for emphasis and to bring them to your attention.

  • "The Bank of China's chief economist Cao Yuanzheng". Don't confuse this with the Chinese Central Bank, the People's Bank of China. The Bank of China is, instead, one of China's largest commercial banks. ( Regardless, you don't become chief economist at one of China's largest banks without having some pretty solid connections in Beijing.
  • "RMB: Going Global. The Bank of China Renminbi Internationalization Forum". Did you even know that this forum was held in Rome last week? I didn't! One would think that this would have been a newsworthy event for the "western" press but one would be wrong in that assumption. I didn't see any coverage of it anywhere.
  • "Renminbi development may be unprecedented but carefully mapped out nevertheless". How many times have we discussed the Long Term Chinese Plan. These folks think in decades and centuries, NOT days and weeks. "Carefully mapped out". No doubt about that. Very likely mapped out, almost to the day.
  • "The veteran economist said he still believed it would take several more years for the level of international convertibility of the currency. "I now think we can speak in terms of years and not decades," Cao said. "I cannot predict the time table, but I think we'll get there before 2020". Here's your money shot. Read that again to be certain you absorb it. "Years, not decades". "Before 2020". This is NOT some pie-in-the-sky, hair-brained gold bug conspiracy theory and we're NOT talking about 25-50 years from now. "Before 2020". I'd say that's a pretty important revelation.
  • "The international governance of the world financial system needs reform," Cao said. And which country provides this "international governance"? And through which organizations is this "governance" meted out? So, have you heard much discussion lately about something called the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)? Do you now begin to see what all of the hubbub is about?
  • "It's clear the system needs some reform. And using the renminbi as an international currency can be part of this necessary reform," Cao said. The renminbi as an "international currency". There's that term again. And what does that mean? See the last bullet below.
  • "The "RMB: Going Global" forum was held specifically to promote the use of the renminbi as an international currency, for trade, as a reserve currency, and for cross-border payments." Well, there you go. The forum was held specifically to promote the use of the RMB as a reserve currency. Specifically. To promote the use. Reserve Currency. And, again, Mr. Cao doesn't see this by the year 2055. He now thinks this occurs before 2020.

So there you have it. Brush this aside if you want. Go ahead and keep your head buried in the sand along with the rest of the Status Quotians who can't even begin to imagine a tomorrow that isn't exactly like yesterday. Here at TFMR, though, we will continue to prepare for the eventuality of these changes. And if you're still wondering what the heck this has to do with owning gold, I'll leave you with one other clue that the Chinese and The Bank of China have left hiding in plain sight:

Prepare accordingly,



CPE's picture


to learn the Mandarin word for Gold

AIJ's picture


Really, Massive, Bang

Marchas45's picture

I'm Climbing


porkyp's picture

Being based in Hong Kong you

Being based in Hong Kong you can clearly see the internationlisation of the RMB is picking up pace. The recent link between the HK stock exchange and the Shanghai stock exchange is growing rapidly with the southbound quota being filled up daily, it won't be long before the Shenzhen stock exchange joins then the futures exchanges which already have MOU's in place. Offshore RMB currency futures are already trading and it won't be long before interest rates and bond futures will be listed, ever expanding the RMB currency activities outside of the mainland.

Dr Jerome's picture

My daily dose of sanity

I sure appreciate this place where I can some a couple of times a day and read sensible comments that try to get at the truth. we may argue now and then, but we are all trying to understand what is really happening out there. we all have decisions to make about the future.

The United states is not what I once thought it was. It has changed, visibly, drastically in my lifetime. The the dark powers were running things behind the scenes when I was a kid, the country at least tried to keep up appearances. No? the facade has fallen. Yesterday driving on I-40 in western AZ, I saw a transport truck carrying two military vehicles. The large truck had a private corporation logo on the side.--probably delivering that armored personnel carrier and the Humvee (which had no designating marks) to a local police force in some small western town. Always in the past, when you saw such a transport, there were US army markings all over hte vehicles. Are tanks next?

Such sights are common these days.

unwired's picture

The line in the sand at 1200

Get the feeling 1200 is significant?

Seems like the 'end of the line' underlying point at which all derivative and lease contracts need to stay in the black.

Looking increasingly like above 1200 is the equivalent of the 1999 Washington agreement abyss the BOE was staring into.

Custodians of the RMB only need wait for the west and its banks to hang themselves defending a corrupt and failed system.

Patient grasshhoppers they are.

SilverX3's picture

I think it's more like 1200

I think it's more like 1200 is the sweet spot for Ops Exp.

Mickey's picture

Good find and comments Craig


nadgeskaul's picture

Precious Metals Volatility Collapsing

This often presages massive moves to either direction.  Anyone's guess as to which, but the snake is coiled.

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US preparing for ground

US preparing for ground offensive in Ukraine: ex-Kremlin advisor

Press TV has conducted an interview with Alexander Nekrassov, a former Kremlin adviser in London, about US paratroopers training Ukraine government forces to battle pro-Russia forces in the east.

The following is a rough transcription of the interview.

Press TV: You have Ukraine’s information minister saying that we want to thank the US because their know-how and knowledge about how to deal with a war is going to get translated to the Ukrainian troops. Is Ukraine preparing for a war that we are unaware of?

Nekrassov: Well first of all I think we should remember that NATO and the US have been helping the Ukrainian army all along and that they have been training not only the National Guard as you mentioned in your introduction, but they are also helping those cutthroat nationalists and neo-Nazis that are also going to be trained by these American advisers. So we have been seeing it for a while.

Now the whole point of the American involvement in Ukraine, which started with the funding of the coup last year, which overthrew the legitimate government, was to create tension in Ukraine for a long time.

Now Americans failed to grab Crimea, which was the jewel in the crown for them because they wanted that naval base there and failing to do that, they are now basically waging a long-term campaign and when you say they are not providing arms yet, well through third parties they do provide arms.

They are not providing them officially but unofficially the Ukrainian army would not have had enough equipment and enough ammunition to fight the rebels in the east without some sort of support and that is why we are witnessing now the training.

See video and more:

Silverkind's picture


Suppose Silver is then semidetached with flat roof and only one store..

goldcom's picture

And the Lap Dog western press isn't on the beat Again

It amazes me something like this is held in Rome and isn't covered. 2020 isn't that far off so things will start popping soon I would think. I read the Bloomberg article "The Mystery of China's Gold Stash May Soon Be Solved" where it stated Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication show the dollar is used for 43 percent of payments in February while Swift data shows only 1.8% was done in Yuan.

What about all of these bilateral trades China has done for years? I would think bilateral trade can't be run through the Swift system and they are considerable. You see even when there is positive news for gold or China in many cases it is marginalized. Bloomberg, Reuters and most of the western financial press are nothing but propaganda outlets when it comes to this stuff, so I'll take Turd's analysis any day. Thanks for the news TF.  

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Is This A Trend- No Deposit Insurance Then Negative Yield Bonds?

Austrian government no longer guarantees bank deposits

Bank deposits in Austria will no longer enjoy state protection and a state guarantee in the event ofbank runs and a bank collapse when legislation is enacted in July.

The plan to ensure that the state is no longer responsible for insuring deposits has been readied by the Austrian government in conjunction with the EU two years ago according to Die Presse.

Currently, Austrians have their bank deposits guaranteed to a value of €100,000 – the first half to be provided by the failing bank and the other by the state. From July, however, the state will be removed from the process and a special bank deposit insurance fund is to be set up and paid into by banks to meet potential shortfalls.

Austrian government

The fund will be filled gradually over the next ten years to a value of €1.5 billion. In the the event of a failure of a major bank in the intervening period the legislation will allow the fund to borrow internationally although who will provide such funding and on what terms is not clear, according to Austria’s Die Presse.

Australia joins list of nations selling bonds with negative yield

Australia has this week joined the illustrious list of governments that have been able to borrow moneyat negative interest rates.

The Australian Office of Financial Management, which manages the government’s debtprogramme, sold $200 million of inflation-linked bonds maturing in 2018 to 13 investors on Tuesday at a yield of -0.0763 per cent. It was the first time the government set the price of a new bond that implied a negative return for investors.

At Tuesday’s auction of 2018 bonds investors bid the bond price up so that the implied rate was slightly below zero. This meant investors were paying up because they expect the Reserve Bank of Australia to cut the current cash rate of 2.25 per cent to below inflation, which is currently at 1.7 per cent.

Flag Australia

Investors pay a price to own the bonds and in return get a rate of 1 per cent plus a rate linked to the Consumer Price Index, which they receive when the bond matures in 2018. Excluding the gains tied to the inflation rate, they would get less back than their initial investment.

The “inflation-linked bonds” are distinct from more common nominal bonds and reflect expectations of ‘real’, or inflation-adjusted rates available in the market. These bonds, known as ‘linkers’ pay a fixed rate of interest, but subsequent rates, and the final amount due to investors on maturity is adjusted periodically to reflect moves in the consumer price index measure of inflation.

Nick Elway's picture

mattress stuffing

I ordered some yuan from my local bank ..told them I was planning a trip, no problem.

(I  went and the cash was handy to have)

Might be time to plan another trip...

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Don't Put Cash In JP Morgan's Safety Deposit Boxes...

The War On Cash Continues-

The Bankster War on Cash; JPMorganChase Begins to Prohibit the Storage of Cash in Its Safety Deposit Boxes

Letters are apparently going out to some JPMoragnChase customers announcing that cash will be prohibited from being stored in the bank's safety deposit boxes.

At the Collectors Universe message board, a commenter reports:

My mother has a SDB at a Chase branch with one of my siblings as co-signers. Last week they got a letter outlining a number of changes to the lease agreement, including this:

"Contents of the box: You agree not to store any cash or coins other than those found to have a collectible value."

Another change is that signatures will no longer be accepted to access the box. The next time they go in they have to bring two forms of ID and they will be issued a four-digit pin number that will be used to access the box then and in the future.

Professor Joseph Salerno of the Mises Institute writes:

 As of March, Chase began restricting the use of cash in selected markets, including Greater Cleveland. The new policy restricts borrowers from using cash to make payments on credit cards, mortgages, equity lines, and auto loans. Chase even goes as far as to prohibit the storage of cash in its safe deposit boxes . In a letter to its customers dated April 1, 2015 pertaining to its “Updated Safe Deposit Box Lease Agreement,” one of the highlighted items reads: “You agree not to store any cash or coins other than those found to have a collectible value.” 

Just last week,  Citigroup's top economist, Willem Buiter, wrote a report calling for the abolishment of cash as a sound policy.

Hide your wallets, the banksters are on the move.

When Jamie Dimon highlights risks in the market, it’s time to get out

We saw last month that the Danish sex therapist (this detail being entirely gratuitous) Eva Christiansen had just been approved for a small business loan at a rate of minus 0.0172%. Ms. Christiansen is herself receiving interest on the loan she’s taken out.

At the same time Danish depositors are paying 0.5% for the ‘privilege’ of keeping their money in the bank.

There was once a time when unprecedented things happened only occasionally. In today’s financial markets, unprecedented things are commonplace.

Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JP Morgan, points out that on October 15, 2014, the yield on US Treasury bonds moved, intra-day, by 40 basis points. How did he describe that move? “Unprecedented.”

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Currency Wars Back As Russia

Currency Wars Back As Russia Buys One Million Ounces of Gold in March

By Mark O'Byrne April 21, 2015 

- Russia buys one million ounces and increases gold reserves by another 2.6% in March
- Russia sees gold as important monetary and strategic asset in stealth currency wars
- Large purchase by Russia who normally buy some 300,000 ounces a month
- Russian gold reserves, at nearly 40 million ounces, are now fifth largest in the world 
- Russia likely coordinating gold reserve accumulation with ex-Soviet States
- Concerns regarding euro and crisis in erstwhile reserve currency, the dollar
- Gold remains central to international monetary system
- Central banks continue to accumulate large volumes


Russia increased its gold holdings by one million ounces in March, bringing its

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Good for him. I am sick of these pussies that cower. Right or wrong at least he spoke his heart.

"If a man can't get carried away he should be."

- Malcom Forbes

I am so sick of the gen X BS of participation trophies, political correctness, and total lack of humanity....passion...explosive honesty....that is what makes ethical honest humans....

I watched a PBS gen X exploration and it basically concluded that because these kids were raised in a household of neglect, hence, they, now 30 somethings, will do anything to raise their kids in a gentle way, including void of all ethics. Tell the kids they are great when they suck. Blame the coach for their kids horrible attitude and laziness......anything to placate the kid....and then this spills over into life.....
even journalists.....or bankers...or judge and regulators...

See the difference:

Chinese billionaire executed for 'mafia-style' gang

but in 'Murika you screw people by misrepresenting them, benefitting yourself, there is no punishment. You get a slap on the wrist, a fine that is a small fraction of your gain, and "justice will be done"

This guy was running a fund....and also had his family business which was soon going to get slaughtered in the shale glut....and dumped it into his fund...natch...Any guess what it would be worth today? And what was the drag on the shareholders of the fund? Oh, we will never know that because the case will never be prosecuted and disclosures will never be made.

Blackrock. HUGE. nothing to see here.

In the parlance of the CIncinatti Reds coach, " it is f-ing sh*t show, f-ing joke. And f-in Amerika deserves the F-ing she is about to F-ing get. Enjoy

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Vaccines are a $25

Vaccines are a $25 Billion/year industry. This is what it cost to vaccinate a child in 1990, 2000, & 2012. Follow the money.



Hundreds of children brain damaged by the swine flu vaccine to receive $90 million in financial compensation from UK government
NaturalNews) The swine flu vaccine caused severe brain damage in over 800 children across Europe, and the UK government has now agreed to pay $90 million in compensation to those victims as part of a vaccine injury settlement.

This is the same swine flu vaccine that the entire mainstream media ridiculously insists never causes any harm whatsoever. From the quack science section of the Washington Post to the big pharma sellout pages of the New York Times, every U.S. mainstream media outlet exists in a state of total vaccine injury denialism, pushing toxic vaccines that provably harm children.

"Across Europe, more than 800 children are so far known to have been made ill by the vaccine," reports the International Business Times.

The vaccine caused narcolepsy and cataplexy in hundreds of children. Both are signs of neurological damage caused by vaccine additives which include mercury, aluminum, MSG, antibiotics and even formaldehyde.


​If the Auto Industry Operated Like the Vaccine Industry...

​This animation reveals the absurdity of the vaccine industry's legacy of harmful products and absolute legal immunity from liability.

Still Want Your Vaccine After Watching This Video

lund175's picture

Look at the Russian bank gold chart above posted by Safety Dan

Russia's  gold accumulation chart stays about the same from 2002 to the start of 2008. After that its takes off like a bat out of hell.

You know Russia said,  the U.S. is doing what? Printing money out of thin air?

Buy gold now!

Winder's picture

@Safety Dan

2 sides to every story....

Is Desiree a liar?

California Lawyer's picture

Excellent Find, Mr. TF

The western media's total lack of reporting of this significant world event does not surprise me at all.  However, what it does immediately scream is the absolute, irrefutable fact that the western media is absolutely managing perceptions.  How is the announcement, let alone the actual occurrence of, a global-reach seminar portending the implementation of a new global reserve currency NOT a news event?

MOPE = management of perception economics.  

Perception is reality.

If one's perception ability is impaired, such as by selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors, or by legalized cannabis, including overt federal approval, then naturally, one is less likely to think rationally, logically, or with much thought to anything but short-term, immediate concerns.

A corollary comes to mind.  An impaired person's irrationality, or short term thinking, then, can be managed more easily than someone with all their faculties present, given that the impaired person's brain and neural connections are actively being managed by the consumed substances.

Popular culture celebrates the reality-escape, too, e.g., MDMA,  Teen Music and Pop Culture, Hip Hop, Best Party Drugs, Molly Use on Rise, MDMA Sees Rise in Popularity, etc.

Is it not obvious?

Perception is being managed.

The question to ask next, then, is by WHOM is the perception being managed?  The natural follow-up to this question, is cui bono, that is, for WHOSE BENEFIT is perception being managed?


They are not difficult questions.

Western media is managing perception, clearly, without question.  Who stands to benefit from the western masses (USA, Europe) NOT knowing that a currency reset is coming?

Is it not obvious?

We now have not only confirmation from high-ranking Chinese officials, but also from the Jackass.  Remember, Jim Willie is usually WAY OUT in front of these things.  

If the timing is correct, and the trajectory sure seems to be accurate as far as I see it, then between now and 2020 is not much time.  

"Buy when there is blood in the streets, even if the blood is your own."  When you get an insider's lesson, for free, does it not seem best to heed it?  We can hate the banksters all we like, and I certainly do.  

Applying simple critical analysis to proven facts, leads to one and only one conclusion: prepare accordingly.

Safety Dan's picture

Great Catch Winder

It's embarrassing to promote someone ill who is a liar and taking advantage of a situation as she appears. Thank you for correcting the healthy Desiree... 

4 oz's picture

TF Has Said~~~

TF has said a couple things over the last 1/2 year that have really stuck with me....

1) Your PM's have NEVER been more valuable than they are right now.


2) A concept that he has told of, but a drum that he doesn't beat all that often; That IF they can bring PM's, partially  Silver down just a little bit every day or so...over a week it comes down measurably---  and most peeps find that very discouraging......

Well..I'm just a simple stacker..not even close to the sharpest tool in the shed.  But I like to add on weakness. That's been my plan, that's what I try to do.

Today would be a good day to add. And I still might--sometimes just can't help myself. Thinking  Thursday and Friday we break down....and it'll keep sliding into the 1st of next week  and level off and be boring to BLSBS when it'll tick down a little more....and then it'll be, "Sell in May and go Away" time again....  and as I always think....if it's there --if it's available--gonna be a really fine time to add, be adding all the way to the 4th of July.

Hope I get to hit it hard and at below 2008 prices the whole time!

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The Rise of the Paper

The Rise of the Paper Machines

Posted on April 20, 2015 by Gary Christenson

Since 2011 the financial markets have been dominated by rises in paper markets and declines in commodity markets.

Group One Paper Examples:  T-Bonds, US Dollar Index, S&P 500 Index

Group Two Commodity Examples:  Crude Oil, Sugar, Wheat, Gold, Silver

Check out the great graphs here:

apologies if posted elsewhere or previously. 

Edit - This interview fits here.. Ron Paul: Its not if, its when...

12-Term Congressman Ron Paul's Warning to Americans about the Coming Currency Crisis

Wizdum's picture


got some MBT and CTCM today

...if they want me to buy paper.....

Winder's picture

@Safety Dan

Don't get me wrong, I'm totally with you on this vaccination stuff. Follow the money is exactly right..

If your kid is vaccinated, and mine is not, what are you afraid of? 

I'm not totally anti vaccine. We waited until kids were older for some shots, skipped some, and never gave more than 1 at a time. We just knew too many kids who had reactions (some permanent). Especially from MMR.

Why does a newborn need a hepatitis shot? 

Marchas45's picture

Should I Buy Some Renminbi?

Turd this is a very interesting thread and now I'm in a dilemma. Do I buy or not? what are your thoughts on this folks. We may have stumbled upon a way to increase our earnings in a shit HTF scenario, well after the scenario. Lol Do I buy the notes or the paper? Interesting. My little brain hurts. Lol Keep Stacking

tyberious's picture


I very rarely disagree with your comments but you are allowing yourself to fall for the CCM (Corporate Controlled Media) lie that consumption of Cannabis products causes impaired perceptions. I would argue that millions of recreational cannabis users not only function at a higher level than non-users, they also receive the added health benefits. 

Though there are many mindless pot users, there are as many if not more mindless drinkers, couch potatoes and others among the general populations. Statistically there has and will always be a percentage of drug users, 50%  of males since 1993 have at least tried cannabis.

Just my two copper pennies.

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