The IFF China Report 2019

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

Financial deepening, fintech development and green financing

The past 40 years have seen China transform from a recipient of global aid to a major economic centre in its own right. China is now seeking to deepen its markets, gradually open its borders to global financial flows, and promote new and innovative forms of finance – including fintech and green bonds.


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A journey with no end

China celebrated the 40th anniversary of the inauguration of its campaign of reform and ‘opening-up’ last year and, despite its many successes, there is no reason to begin applying the brakes yet. Sun Shilian, researcher at the Xinhua News Agency World…

From bust to boom – Lighting the fuse in 1978

Zhu Guangyao, IFF vice-chairman and former vice-minister of the Ministry of Finance of China, reflects on 40 years that have seen China transform from a World Bank loan recipient to the booming economy that has turned the world on its head

Fintech and the future – Improving financial literacy

Li Dongrong, president of the National Internet Finance Association of China and former deputy governor of the People’s Bank of China, explains how financial technology can aid sustainable growth, transform the structure of financial markets and promote…

Fintech – The first financial revolution

Han Seung-soo, IFF co-chairman, former prime minister of the Republic of Korea and president of the 56th session of the UN General Assembly, welcomes financial technology as a force for innovation, but recognises policy responses must be synchronised at…

Carbon trading – Pricing out climate change

Edmond Alphandéry, IFF vice-chairman, chairman of the Euro 50 Group and former finance minister of France, sets out his arguments for a carbon price-based system of global emissions trading, through which higher, more predictable pricing can help combat…

An open door to reform

Lu Lei, deputy administrator of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange, discusses how structural reform and increasing investment and openness since 1978 have left China’s financial services industry in good health, but recognises corporate…

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