The IFF China Report 2019

Insight and perspectives from the world’s leaders, premier policy-makers and financiers

The Belt and Road Initiative

Over the past five years, China has invested more than $70 billion in Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) countries, of which there are now in excess of 100. Leading Chinese and international policy-makers explain how BRI efforts are progressing. This section includes the annual survey of central banks in jurisdictions participating in the BRI – all respondents to which agreed the initiative is an important measure in promoting globalisation. 


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Birth pangs of a new world order

Globalisation has turbo-charged the world economy but increased social inequality and disparities in wealth. New challenges are emerging in the form of of populism and protectionism, and calls are increasing for a new system of global governance. Sun…

In the footsteps of Marco Polo

Massimo D’Alema, former prime minister of Italy, notes that his countryman Marco Polo found hardship and conflict on his long route back from China to Europe, but that it was a price worth paying for co-operation and convergence

The futures game

China should open up its futures market to foreign participants, and its partners in the Belt and Road Initiative should escalate their involvement in futures markets to co-ordinate critical commodity supply and improve the stability and effectiveness of…

Made in China – The new globalisation

Despite rumbles of populist dissent, Ma Rupei, former deputy director of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, believes globalisation remains irreversible and that China and its neighbours bordering…

Funding the new Silk Road

The Greater Bay Area excels in key areas that can strengthen financial co-operation, construct robust infrastructure and champion sustainable investment along the Belt and Road Initiative and worldwide, says Luo Yang, managing director of the Silk Road…

Beyond bilateral – The queue for CPEC

Not just a bilateral agreement between the two countries, the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor can benefit neighbouring countries and the entire region, says Ashfaque Hasan Khan, former finance minister of Pakistan and member of Pakistan’s Economic…

Partners in progress

Many countries neighbouring the Silk Road Economic Belt are eager to participate in China’s ongoing infrastructure and co-operation drive. Five diplomats based in the hub of global integration Guangzhou and the IFF’s vice-chairman share their views of…

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