The IFF China Report 2020

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

The Belt and Road Initiative

Over the past six years, China has invested more than $500 billion in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) – of which there are now in excess of 150 participating counties and organisations. Leading Chinese and international policy-makers explain how BRI projects have progressed and how the initiative continues to evolve in scope and focus. 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 global growth.


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Dispelling the gloom of globalisation slowdown

The world economy may be in the doldrums, says Zhang Shenfeng, vice-chairman of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, but there are rays of sunshine despite the cloudy forecast, with the Belt and Road Initiative the new driving…

Corridor of power

Pakistan cannot trade with three of its four neighbours, but the Belt and Road Initiative has offered it a uniquely close trading and infrastructure partnership with China, which will benefit the entire region. Three statesmen and financiers share their…

Clouds of glory

President Xi Jinping’s call for high-quality development requires new, bespoke international standards for the flurry of modernisation and industrialisation in overlooked and underdeveloped corners of the globe, says Shi Yulong, director of the China…

Unresting investing

Wang Dan, executive vice-president of the Silk Road Fund, explains how the fund has vigorously promoted investment in and co-operation with the Belt and Road Initiative countries, and helped overseas companies gain a foothold in China’s market

Assets versus debt

The old models of North–South development aid simply don’t work, but the South can fill the gap, write Justin Yifu Lin, IFF Advisory Committee member and dean of the Institute of New Structural Economics at Peking University, and Wang Yan, deputy…

New links in the industrial chain

Chen Xiaohua, chairman of the China Gezhouba Group Corporation, observes institutions from opposite sides of the globe collaborating on Belt and Road Initiative infrastructure projects, adding industrial, technological and financial value, and…

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