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NPC Update: China Reshuffles the Cabinet … in a Big Way

NPC Update: China Reshuffles the Cabinet … in a Big Way

NPC Update: China Reshuffles the Cabinet … in a Big Way

NPC Update: China Reshuffles the Cabinet … in a Big Way

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March 15, 2018

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Significant restructuring of the government was announced this week at the National People’s Congress (NPC); biggest reform since former Premier Zhu Rongji’s in 1998. Eight ministries and seven commissions were eliminated or streamlined to create 26. This structure reflects President Xi’s priorities, allows for better coordination, and reduces turf wars.

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The U.S.-China Green Fund inaugurates the U.S.-China Green Baoye Smart Building Research Institute in Shanghai

The U.S.-China Green Fund inaugurates the U.S.-China Green Baoye Smart Building Research Institute in Shanghai

The U.S.-China Green Fund inaugurates the U.S.-China Green Baoye Smart Building Research Institute in Shanghai

The U.S.-China Green Fund inaugurates the U.S.-China Green Baoye Smart Building Research Institute in Shanghai

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February 9, 2018

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The U.S.-China Green Baoye Smart Building Research Institute was inaugurated on January 26, 2018 by the U.S.-China Green Fund and Baoye Group. Basilinna was honored to have been represented by our President for China, Gracie Sun, who spoke at the event.

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Liu He speaks on reform and opening up at World Economic Forum

Liu He speaks on reform and opening up at World Economic Forum

Liu He speaks on reform and opening up at World Economic Forum

Liu He speaks on reform and opening up at World Economic Forum

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January 26, 2018

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Liu He, a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, and the director of the office of the Central Finance Leading Group, delivered a speech on “China’s Economic Policy” at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos on January 24th.

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Deborah Lehr, CEO and founding partner of Basilinna, to moderate free trade zones panel at Fortune Global Forum

Deborah Lehr, CEO and founding partner of Basilinna, to moderate free trade zones panel at Fortune Global Forum

Deborah Lehr, CEO and founding partner of Basilinna, to moderate free trade zones panel at Fortune Global Forum

Deborah Lehr, CEO and founding partner of Basilinna, to moderate free trade zones panel at Fortune Global Forum

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December 1, 2017

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Deborah Lehr, CEO and Founding Partner, Basilinna LLC; Vice Chairman, Paulson Institute, will moderate the Free Trade Zones; Opportunities and Impacts panel at the Fortune Global Forum on December 7th in Guangzhou, China. The Fortune Global Forum convenes high level executives to discuss openness and innovations in the global economy.

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Basilinna at the Misk Global Forum

Basilinna at the Misk Global Forum

Basilinna at the Misk Global Forum

Basilinna at the Misk Global Forum

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November 20, 2017

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Basilinna was delighted to participate in the Misk Foundation’s second annual Misk Global Forum, which focused on “Meeting the Challenge of Change.” The Misk Global Forum is a flagship ongoing platform of the Misk Foundation, a non-profit philanthropic foundation established by H.R.H. Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to discover, develop and empower Saudi youth to become active participants in the knowledge economy.

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Basilinna's President for China joins Hank Paulson at Tsinghua to Speak on B&R

Basilinna's President for China joins Hank Paulson at Tsinghua to Speak on B&R

Basilinna's President for China joins Hank Paulson at Tsinghua to Speak on B&R

Basilinna's President for China joins Hank Paulson at Tsinghua to Speak on B&R

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November 6, 2017

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The Paulson Institute and the Center for Finance and Development of Tsinghua University National Institute of Financial Research co-hosted a roundtable discussion on Belt & Road and Green Finance in Beijing, which is one of a series of roundtable discussions on green finance.

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Hank Paulson credits Deborah Lehr with conceiving America’s New Engagement Strategy with China

Hank Paulson credits Deborah Lehr with conceiving America’s New Engagement Strategy with China

Hank Paulson credits Deborah Lehr with conceiving America’s New Engagement Strategy with China

Hank Paulson credits Deborah Lehr with conceiving America’s New Engagement Strategy with China

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October 26, 2017

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While congratulating her on recieving the Hadrian Award, Hank Paulson, former U.S. Treasury Secretary, former CEO of Goldman Sachs, and the founder of the Paulson Institute, credits Basilinna CEO and co-Founder Deborah Lehr with conceiving the Strategic Economic Dialogue.

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Paulson Institute co-convenes fourth meeting of greening the financial system

Paulson Institute co-convenes fourth meeting of greening the financial system

Paulson Institute co-convenes fourth meeting of greening the financial system

Paulson Institute co-convenes fourth meeting of greening the financial system

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October 25, 2017

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On October 12, the Paulson Institute and partners—the UN Environment Inquiry, the Institute of International Finance (IIF), the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), the European Banking Federation (EBF), and Bloomberg Philanthropies—co-hosted the fourth meeting of the Greening the Financial System series in Washington DC.

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Global Hope Coalition Inaugural Summit honors 'everyday heroes' countering violent extremism

Global Hope Coalition Inaugural Summit honors 'everyday heroes' countering violent extremism

Global Hope Coalition Inaugural Summit honors 'everyday heroes' countering violent extremism

Global Hope Coalition Inaugural Summit honors 'everyday heroes' countering violent extremism

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September 26, 2017

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The Global Hope Coalition is comprised of three not-for-profit foundations based in New York, Zurich, and Hong Kong who aim to create a platform in order to “empower courageous individuals who stand up to terror and violence, preserve our heritage and build bridges across cultures.”

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International green finance forum

International green finance forum

International green finance forum

International green finance forum

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September 15, 2017

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China is leading the pack to become the global leader in green finance. At the annual The International Green Finance Forum, held in Beijing on September 5, Yin Yong, Vice Governor of the People's Bank of China (PBOC) declared China as the first country to establish a “relatively complete” green finance policy, and that it will now promote these standards abroad.

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The China Carbon Market Roundtable

The China Carbon Market Roundtable

The China Carbon Market Roundtable

The China Carbon Market Roundtable

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September 15, 2017

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China's plans to launch a unified carbon market later this year will create the largest experiment to date in carbon trading. While it will start on a small scale with possibly just the power sectorcovered, it will eventually cover the major polluting sectors in China.

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Deborah Lehr speaks with Global Times on International Green Finance Forum

Deborah Lehr speaks with Global Times on International Green Finance Forum

Deborah Lehr speaks with Global Times on International Green Finance Forum

Deborah Lehr speaks with Global Times on International Green Finance Forum

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September 14, 2017

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Deborah Lehr, Vice Chairman of the Paulson Institute and a key speaker at the forum, told the Global Times in an exclusive interview on Wednesday that the G20 Green Finance Study Group has helped elevate on green finance.

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China-Arab political and economic ties strengthen, thanks to B&R

China-Arab political and economic ties strengthen, thanks to B&R

China-Arab political and economic ties strengthen, thanks to B&R

China-Arab political and economic ties strengthen, thanks to B&R

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September 8, 2017

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The China-Arab States Expo is a four-day event that has assembled executives from the countries along the Belt and Road. This year, more than 1,000 companies are being represented by executives at the conference, and nearly 5,000 exhibitors from 31 different industries, ranging from tech to transportation, are present as well.

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Basilinna's CEO Discusses possible trade action with China

Basilinna's CEO Discusses possible trade action with China

Basilinna's CEO Discusses possible trade action with China

Basilinna's CEO Discusses possible trade action with China

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August 15, 2017

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Basilinna's CEO Deborah Lehr discusses Trump's announcement on possible trade action with China on Bloomberg news.

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What to expect From U.S.-China economic dialogue

What to expect From U.S.-China economic dialogue

What to expect From U.S.-China economic dialogue

What to expect From U.S.-China economic dialogue

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July 20, 2017

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Basilinna's CEO speaks on the U.S.- China Economic Dialogue and what to expect.

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Egypt ranks second among Arab countries in luring foreign investment

Egypt ranks second among Arab countries in luring foreign investment

Egypt ranks second among Arab countries in luring foreign investment

Egypt ranks second among Arab countries in luring foreign investment

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July 17, 2017

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Egypt has ranked second among Arab countries in attracting foreign direct investment in FDI in 2016, according to a recent report issued by The Arab Investment and Export Credit Guarantee Corporation. According to the report Egypt came second after UAE with attracting USD 8.1 billion as FDI, while KSA came in the third rank.

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6 Tips for Small Businesses to Tap into the China Market

6 Tips for Small Businesses to Tap into the China Market

6 Tips for Small Businesses to Tap into the China Market

6 Tips for Small Businesses to Tap into the China Market

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June 21, 2017

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The siren song of the China market has lured many small businesses with the purchasing power of its one billion customers. Accessing the China market can be a costly, tricky, and time-consuming endeavor for even the savviest Fortune 500 companies

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Basilinna's CEO Interview with Shenzhen Media Group

Basilinna's CEO Interview with Shenzhen Media Group

Basilinna's CEO Interview with Shenzhen Media Group

Basilinna's CEO Interview with Shenzhen Media Group

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June 15, 2017

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CEO and Founding Partner, Deborah Lehr, sat down for an interview with Shenzhen Media Group to discuss U.S. China Relations.

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China’s power of culture in promoting perceptions: Lessons from the Qin and Han dynasties

China’s power of culture in promoting perceptions: Lessons from the Qin and Han dynasties

China’s power of culture in promoting perceptions: Lessons from the Qin and Han dynasties

China’s power of culture in promoting perceptions: Lessons from the Qin and Han dynasties

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May 30, 2017

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The Council on Foreign Relations hosted an event with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Friday, May 5, 2017 to celebrate the historic exhibit, the Age of Empires: How the Qin and Han Dynasties are Shaping China’s Contemporary Identity.

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Five Reasons Why Chinese Millennials are Driving the Tourism Market: #1

Five Reasons Why Chinese Millennials are Driving the Tourism Market: #1

Five Reasons Why Chinese Millennials are Driving the Tourism Market: #1

Five Reasons Why Chinese Millennials are Driving the Tourism Market: #1

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May 22, 2017

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Chinese millennials are a huge and growing market. Currently, around half of all Chinese tourists who travel the world each year are millennials. In the coming years, however, the number of Chinese millennial tourists is expected to surge

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Basilinna co-hosts "One-Belt-One-Road Investment: Historic Opportunities for Chinese Firms" roundtable in Beijing with CAETEC

Basilinna co-hosts "One-Belt-One-Road Investment: Historic Opportunities for Chinese Firms" roundtable in Beijing with CAETEC

Basilinna co-hosts "One-Belt-One-Road Investment: Historic Opportunities for Chinese Firms" roundtable in Beijing with CAETEC

Basilinna co-hosts "One-Belt-One-Road Investment: Historic Opportunities for Chinese Firms" roundtable in Beijing with CAETEC

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May 22, 2017

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In cooperation with the China Europe Association for Trade and Economic Cooperation, Basilinna hosted the Investment Roundtable in Beijing on May 18 to highlight investment opportunities in Egypt. The event featured Basilinna's partner, Income, Egypt's premier consultancy and investment advisory firm, which presented the incentives for foreign investment as well as specific investment opportunities in Egypt, Africa and the broader Middle East.

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From the middle kingdom to the Middle East: Six reasons why Chinese travelers are exploring MENA

From the middle kingdom to the Middle East: Six reasons why Chinese travelers are exploring MENA

From the middle kingdom to the Middle East: Six reasons why Chinese travelers are exploring MENA

From the middle kingdom to the Middle East: Six reasons why Chinese travelers are exploring MENA

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May 15, 2017

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International travel to the Middle East took a major hit after the Arab Spring, falling by as much as one-third in Egypt, but Chinese tourists have proved to be the exception to the trend. Inbound travel to the region from China is sharply up, despite security risks and political uncertainty: more than half a million Chinese tourists visited Dubai last year, and the number of Chinese travelers to Egypt tripled to 200,000 over the past three years.

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Greening the financial system: Enhancing competitiveness through economic development

Greening the financial system: Enhancing competitiveness through economic development

Greening the financial system: Enhancing competitiveness through economic development

Greening the financial system: Enhancing competitiveness through economic development

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May 12, 2017

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Investment in green finance is surging making it a matter of competitiveness for companies and countries. Last year, total investment in green bonds nearly topped $600 billion, more than double the value of the previous year.

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Newly announced leadership changes: China’s economic team

Newly announced leadership changes: China’s economic team

Newly announced leadership changes: China’s economic team

Newly announced leadership changes: China’s economic team

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February 24, 2017

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In the lead up to the important 19th Plenum of the Chinese Communist Party where the new Party line up will be announced, President Xi Jinping is already making personnel changes in the government. Today, three new Ministerial-level appointments were announced.

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Egypt's new ministers, governors sworn in before President Sisi

Egypt's new ministers, governors sworn in before President Sisi

Egypt's new ministers, governors sworn in before President Sisi

Egypt's new ministers, governors sworn in before President Sisi

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February 16, 2017

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Nine newly-appointed Egyptian ministers and five governors, including Egypt’s first female governor, were sworn in on Thursday before President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi in Cairo as part of a cabinet reshuffle. The reshuffle, which mainly involves ministries related to public services and the economy, was approved by parliament on Tuesday.

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Greening the financial system: From momentum to transformation

Greening the financial system: From momentum to transformation

Greening the financial system: From momentum to transformation

Greening the financial system: From momentum to transformation

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October 13, 2016

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In the midst of the International Monetary Fund/World Bank fall meetings, international and U.S. experts convened for the “Greening the Financial System: From Momentum to Transformation” conference on October 7th, 2016 in Washington, DC.

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World leaders, cultural icons and NGOs gather to honor heroes of the global campaign against violent extremism

World leaders, cultural icons and NGOs gather to honor heroes of the global campaign against violent extremism

World leaders, cultural icons and NGOs gather to honor heroes of the global campaign against violent extremism

World leaders, cultural icons and NGOs gather to honor heroes of the global campaign against violent extremism

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September 23, 2016

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A Tribute Ceremony to honor ten individuals and groups for their extraordinary contributions to the global campaign against violent extremism was held last night, September 22, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Gov't should "invest" in Sisi's foreign tours to boost economy- principal Deputy Minister for Planning

Gov't should "invest" in Sisi's foreign tours to boost economy- principal Deputy Minister for Planning

Gov't should "invest" in Sisi's foreign tours to boost economy- principal Deputy Minister for Planning

Gov't should "invest" in Sisi's foreign tours to boost economy- principal Deputy Minister for Planning

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September 20, 2016

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Principal Deputy Minister for Planning, Ambassador Yasser Elnaggar, interviews with Youm7 newspaper for their Euromoney issue

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Basilinna congratulates member countries for adding Green Finance to G20 agenda

Basilinna congratulates member countries for adding Green Finance to G20 agenda

Basilinna congratulates member countries for adding Green Finance to G20 agenda

Basilinna congratulates member countries for adding Green Finance to G20 agenda

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September 7, 2016

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Basilinna congratulates on the G20 member countries for the bold move of including green finance as a integral part of the final Communique of their meeting in Hangzhou, China in September 2016.

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China's Green Finance Initiative presents opportunities for global investors

China's Green Finance Initiative presents opportunities for global investors

China's Green Finance Initiative presents opportunities for global investors

China's Green Finance Initiative presents opportunities for global investors

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September 6, 2016

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For three decades, China's growth was fueled by government investment and exports of manufactured goods, but rapid growth and urbanization created serious environmental problems.

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China said to expand green fund

China said to expand green fund

China said to expand green fund

China said to expand green fund

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June 6, 2016

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China and the U.S. are bulking up the size and scope of a fund created to finance green projects to about $3 billion, according to two people familiar with the decision. The capital boost will increase the fund’s size by 50 percent from $2 billion and broaden its investment mandate to green projects beyond just improving the energy efficiency of buildings, said the people, who asked not be identified because the information isn’t public.

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Green Finance symposium explores financial mechanisms to promote low-carbon global economic growth

Green Finance symposium explores financial mechanisms to promote low-carbon global economic growth

Green Finance symposium explores financial mechanisms to promote low-carbon global economic growth

Green Finance symposium explores financial mechanisms to promote low-carbon global economic growth

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April 16, 2016

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Washington, DC—The Paulson Institute and the Green Finance Committee of China Society for Finance and Banking convened a half-day symposium of global finance leaders and experts to discuss recommendations for the development of robust global green finance mechanisms and markets.

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Green bonds take root in China

Green bonds take root in China

Green bonds take root in China

Green bonds take root in China

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November 6, 2015

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China is set to become a hotbed for the $100-­billion market in bonds tied to environmentally friendly investments as authorities and developers seek alternatives to loans for funding a shift to clean energy supplies.

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China to boost $100 billion green bond market for renewables

China to boost $100 billion green bond market for renewables

China to boost $100 billion green bond market for renewables

China to boost $100 billion green bond market for renewables

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November 2, 2015

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China is set to become a hotbed for the $100 billion market in bonds tied to environmentally-friendly investments as authorities and developers seek alternatives to loans for funding a transformation to clean energy supplies.

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China: Is engagement still working?

China: Is engagement still working?

China: Is engagement still working?

China: Is engagement still working?

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October 23, 2015

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THE DEBATE: On Thursday October 23rd, The McCain Institute for International Leadership hosted the debate: “China: Is Engagement Still Working?” at the U.S. Navy Memorial Burke Theater in Washington, DC.

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Atlantic exchange: Spotlight on China

Atlantic exchange: Spotlight on China

Atlantic exchange: Spotlight on China

Atlantic exchange: Spotlight on China

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April 22, 2015

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Michael Pettis and Bruce Stokes discuss the Spotlight on China. Hosted by the Atlantic.

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Solutions to carbon reduction are within China's reach

Solutions to carbon reduction are within China's reach

Solutions to carbon reduction are within China's reach

Solutions to carbon reduction are within China's reach

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January 9, 2015

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At November’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting, the world’s two biggest carbon players - the United States and China – signed an important agreement to reach specific carbon reduction targets by 2025 and 2030, respectively.

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