BEIJING, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- China's foreign exchange regulator on Friday issued a stern statement on its official microblog, dismissing media reports about tightened regulation over capital outflows.
In the brief statement, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) condemned the false media reports, saying they misled public opinion and disrupted the normal order of the foreign exchange market.
Some reports said earlier this month that China had adopted new measures to tighten regulation over capital outflows and asked lenders to keep such measures secret.
SAFE reiterated in the statement that foreign exchange regulators have long been committed to facilitating trade and investment, while cracking down on any violations.
SAFE also urged commercial lenders to lead market players to properly use foreign exchange funds to maintain the market's stability.
Despite continued drops in China's foreign exchange reserves, the reserves are still abundant for the country to fend off external risks, the central bank said Monday.
Forex reserves fell for the sixth straight month to about 3.01 trillion U.S. dollars last month, down from 3.05 trillion dollars in November and 3.12 trillion dollars in October.
SAFE said last month that China's cross-border capital flow has remained stable with no surges in foreign exchange purchases.