Advancing sustainable growth in the United States and China


Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

Formally launched in January 2016, the AIIB is often cast as “China’s very own World Bank.” It’s big and ambitious, with 80 approved members, $100 billion of capital, and the mission of financing an enormous infrastructure need across Asia.

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Belt and Road Initiative

Proposed by President Xi Jinping in 2013, the Belt and Road Initiative would connect 65 countries, 29 percent of global GDP, and 60 percent of the world’s population through a sprawling network of ports, roads, and other infrastructure projects—a modern-day equivalent of the ancient Silk Road.

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Natural Gas in China

Natural gas plays a key role in China’s national economic and environmental strategy. In the coming years, Chinese authorities seek to significantly expand the production and consumption of natural gas.

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Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

Currently being negotiated, an ambitious mega-regional trade deal known as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) would represent one of the world’s largest free-trade zones if completed.

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Renewable Energy in China

China’s current Five Year Plan includes ambitious targets for scaling up renewable energy use. Renewable energy resources—such as wind, solar, and hydro—provide the main alternatives to coal and are essential for China’s transition towards a low-carbon economy.

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