The IFF China Report 2020

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

Financial stability

When US President Donald Trump introduced tariffs on Chinese exports in 2018 it upset the world order and dampened economic growth. China responded in force, asking its firms to find alternative sellers for US exports. As a result, it has bought commensurately more from the rest of the world and has expanded trades with countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative. Not wanting to allow trade wars to continue to upset global growth, China has seeked ways to ensure technological evolution and industrial transformation has continued. Now it is time for the rest of the world to strengthen industry governance and safeguard financial stability to ensure co-operation can be the next driver of globalisation.


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Order or chaos? – Safeguarding multilateralism

Multilateralism has never been so important, or more under threat, says IFF co‑chairman, former chairman of the European Council and former prime minister of Belgium Herman Van Rompuy. Perceived global economic harmony has only masked economic…

Renminbi internationalisation – The new dollar?

It may be unstoppable, but renminbi internationalisation requires wisdom and foresight on the part of the business and financial services communities to consolidate the currency’s achievements, says Pan Gongsheng, deputy governor of the People’s Bank of…

If it’s broke, fix it

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, recognises the slowing of growth and the rise of transnational tensions, but insists the multilateral system is…

The long march to global growth

Liang Tao, vice-chairman of the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission, says that China’s growth is fuelling innovation and modernisation, but financial regulation and governance needs to be tightened up for China to take its place at the top…

Faster, deeper, newer

The Chinese economy is sprinting towards top spot in the global pecking order, but Li Chao, vice-chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, says the Asian giant is adopting new methods to improve quality and efficiency

No country is an island

With the World Trade Organization’s rule-enforcing capabilities on ice and the US pursuing the path of unilateralism and isolationism, Ernesto Zedillo, former president of Mexico and director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalisation, asks how…

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