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By Eswar Prasad
Timothy Geithner, in his first foray into international economic affairs as US Treasury secretary, has kicked off a public row with the Chinese by accusing them of currency manipulation. The Chinese have vehemently rebutted this accusation and flexed their own muscles, telling the US to get its own house in order before lecturing others.
The world economy, already on its knees, cannot afford escalating economic tensions between China and the US.
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