The news about China the last few days is about how it is scoring a diplomatic coup d'état against the U.S. vis-a-vis Europe. On March 12, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced that the U.K. had applied to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as a founding member. If accepted, Britain would have been the first major Western country to become a … [Read more...] about The Tussle over AIIB – So Much ado about Influence?
Ever heard of Justin Yifu Lin?
Most people probably don't know him but I believe he is one of the most influential people from Taiwan. Here is a World Policy Institute interview of Justin Yifu Lin, the current Senior Vice President of World Bank. He was appointed on 2008. On another note Zhu Min was appointed deputy managing director at IMF. … [Read more...] about Ever heard of Justin Yifu Lin?
World Bank: “A constructive role with China”
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 … [Read more...] about World Bank: “A constructive role with China”