You just want to summon your inner Yakov Smirnov:
In America, banks loan you money.
In China, you loan banks money!
WSj front-page lead on "Chinese banks get nod in U.S." The Fed Reserve okayed 3 state-run banks to enter and apparently didn't stop the first ever acquisition of a U.S. retail bank by one of them.
The goal of Chinese banks? Initially, to service Chinese companies operating overseas and those foreign investors looking for "exposure" to the renminbi.
Exposure is the key word here - in both directions. But, in general, I heartily approve.
China is the biggest saver in the system these past couple decades. So yeah, access is crucial for an economy with shakey finances.
Of course, China's financial system has its own dangers, but - again - in general I greatly approve of even more financial interdependence.
It'll help keep the China crazies inside the Pentagon on a leash.