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On October 17, the CSIS Japan Chair hosted the governor of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Tadashi Maeda, to discuss the role of infrastructure development in maintaining a free and open Pacific region and responding to China's Belt and Road Initiative.
On October 16th, CSIS Senior Vice President and Simon Chair in Political Economy, Matthew P. Goodman, hosted Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao for a conversation about quality infrastructure in Asia, China's Belt and Road Initiative, and more.
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is courting private sector investors to jointly fund infrastructure projects, Nikkei reports.
The Asian Infrastructure Investment bank will begin lending in local-currencies in India, Indonesia, Thailand, Turkey, and Russia. The move mitigates the risks foreign exchange fluctuations pose to private-sector companies investing in emerging markets' infrastructure, reports the Nikkei Asian Review.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is seeking to co-finance more projects in Central Asia and elsewhere with the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. The two organizations have co-financed two projects in the infrastructure and energy sectors and have 25 more joint projects in the pipeline.
Although operating on a smaller scale than the Asian Development Bank, the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is steadily increasing its presence as a multilateral institution focused on infrastructure development financing. The AIIB set a lending and investment target of $3.5 billion for 2018, 40 percent more than last year.
AIIB president Jin Liqun announced his intent to create financial stability for the bank's 87 member countries and establish the AIIB as a multilateral development bank commensurate with the World Bank Group, Asian Development Bank, and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank announced that it will invest $3.5 billion this year to India, Bangladesh, Turkey and Egypt for projects aimed at strategically connecting Asia and Africa.
Executives from the ADB and AIIB converged on The Future of Asia conference in Tokyo to discuss how their banks complement, rather than compete with one another.
The Asian Development Bank hosted its annual meeting on May 3, during which representatives from China and Japan lobbied the bank about future lending strategies.
On April 25, the Simon Chair's Reconnecting Asia Project hosted a conversation with Natalie Lichtenstein, Chief Counsel for the 57-country negotiations that led to the AIIB's founding and the principal drafter of the Bank's charter, to discuss her new book: A Comparative Guide to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
On Tuesday, Singapore’s prime minister Lee Hsien Loong called on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to better leverage infrastructure and development opportunities provided by regional initiatives such as the Belt and Road and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved $1.5 billion in loans to India for infrastructure-related projects in 2018, including energy, roads, and urban development projects.
Beijing’s star is rising in central and eastern European nations,” reports the Financial Times
The magnitude of the Balkan Silk Road project poses a mixture of opportunities and policy challenges for countries engaging in or seeking to benefit from its implementation.
According to EBRD Vice President Pierre Heilbronn, the bank is eager to expand cooperation with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank in Central Asia.
The "New Southbound" strategy announced by Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen in May 2016 has struggled to improve economic ties with its 18 destination countries in South and Southeast Asia and the Pacific, in part due to China's growing economic and political clout with the target countries.
Moody's recently granted the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank it's highest credit rating.
The AIIB concluded its second annual meeting in Jeju Island, South Korea on June 16, yet many questions about the bank’s role in global governance remain open.
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank admitted three new members during its second annual meeting bringing total membership to 80.
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will enter its second annual meeting with 20 new members compared to last year.
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is preparing to hold its second annual meeting on June 16 - 18 in Jeju South Korea.
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The Belt and Road’s expansiveness is a double-edged sword. Chinese officials can highlight individual successes and, pointing to a long roster of participants, they can claim international support. Beneath its global banner, though, the Belt and Road is mostly bilateral deal-making.
Here's what four leaders had to say about China and its "One Belt, One Road" policy at the 2017 World Economic Forum in Davos
The China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank surpassed its lending target of $1.2 billion in its first year, according to Nikkei Asian Review.
By 2030, two-thirds of the world’s middle class will reside in Asia. The middle class will demand quality infrastructure that meets their needs, without corruption or waste.
What is new about China's Belt and Road is that it is more likely to succeed outside of Eurasia, leading to new opportunities but also unexpected challenges for Europe and the United States.
While the U.S. and Japan cannot offer as much investment as China in the region, they can offer their expertise and high standards, Matthew Goodman explains in an interview with Nikkei.
Americans are not in the game. And, if you’re not in the game, you can’t score. If we’re serious about rebalancing our attention to Asia, we need to get involved in the new institutions Chinese and other Asians are creating.
Many of the proposed projects will be delayed or never built, but those that are will transform the region.
In an interview with the Institute for China-America Studies (ICAS) for the American Voices Initiative, Matthew P. Goodman shares his insights on regional and global implications of China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR), Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), and U.S.-China economic relations at large.