The IFF China Report 2020

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

Regional and multilateral co-operation

The Belt and Road Initiative has expanded to corners of the globe never thought possible; investment in Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean has strengthened free trade and fostered positive development. But there is still work to be done to ensure a skill gap does not hinder or prevent further progress. China’s relationship with Europe could also be strengthened to ensure important issues, including climate change, are not put on hold due to distrust.


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Friend or foe?

Herman Van Rompuy, IFF co‑chairman, former chairman of the European Council and former prime minister of Belgium, sees the European Union and China as partners in the fight against climate change, economic competitors and systemic rivals, with dialogue…

Battle for bilateral payments

With China’s cross-border trade and investment with the United Arab Emirates growing, Hao Pengyu, deputy general manager of the Dubai branch of the Agricultural Bank of China, says that bilateral payments systems are convenient, lack risk and should be…

A budding partnership

China is the Philippines’ biggest trading partner and its leading source of tourists, says Carlos Dominguez, secretary of the Department of Finance of the Philippines. With agreement on the transformative powers of free trade, co-operation is likely to…

ASEAN and China – Boundless opportunities

Ros Seilava, undersecretary of state at the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Cambodia, says the Association of Southeast Asian Nations is strengthening ties with China to promote trade, communications and investment to the benefit of both parties

Uncorking the financial bottlenecks

After successful infrastructure and co-operation projects in Brazil by the New Development Bank (NDB), Zhu Xian, IFF vice-chairman, vice-president of the NDB, former vice-president and chief ethics officer at the World Bank Group, sees Latin America as…

After the super boom – China in the LAC region

Alessandro Golombiewski Teixeira, IFF board member, former special economic adviser to the president of Brazil and former president of the World Association of Investment Promotions Agencies, examines the role of Chinese trade, finance and investment in…

Think local

China’s bottleneck when it comes to capitalising on financial opportunities in Latin America is due to political volatility, see-sawing currencies, and China’s skills gap and lack of local knowledge, writes Ye Fujing, director of the Foreign Economic…

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