The IFF China Report 2019
Insight and perspectives from the world’s leaders, premier policy-makers and financiers
The release of the IFF China Report 2019 comes at a critical period for China-US trade negotiations and at an important juncture in trade and investment relations between the world’s leading economic powers. The report aims to provide insight into the most important Chinese policy initiatives and place them in the context of their impact on the global economic, financial and monetary system. The report includes more than 30 contributions from some of the world’s leading sinologists on topics such as new globalisation; redesigning the international trading and monetary system; the Belt and Road Initiative; financial deepening, fintech development and green financing; and the Bay Area Development.
US-China relations key to prosperous global economy
Multilateral rules and multilateral bodies will need to be upgraded in the coming years to better represent the shift in economic gravity towards Asia, which has emerged as the largest contributor to global growth during the past decade.
Reform of the financial system that brought about the 2007–08 financial crisis has not gone far enough and advanced and emerging market economies must find a more co-operative way forward to ensure globalisation can continue.
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…
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…
Located at the start of the Maritime Silk Road, the Guangdong–Hong Kong–Macau Greater Bay Area seeks to harness advanced technology and green finance to catch up with the economically advanced bay areas of New York, San Francisco and Tokyo.