Robert Zoellick, President of the World Bank, wrote an Op-Ed in the China Daily, titled, “A constructive role with China.” Here is his concluding remarks, and the “extraordinary partner” he referred to is China:
China has already accomplished a great deal and earned the world’s respect. The World Bank Group will be proud to play a constructive and supportive role with our extraordinary partner.
It is interesting to follow though. The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund have traditionally served as partly Western political instruments. Sure, “global” institutions expand and accommodate as players come and go. So, it will be interesting to see how the World Bank shifts to accommodate China in the coming years.