The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: Economic and Political Implications
Professor Kerry Brown, Associate Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House
The speaker will explore the economic and political implications of the creation of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, which aims to help meet the region’s growing infrastructure needs and could become an alternative to Western-led global financial institutions such as the World Bank and the IMF. Examining the decision of the UK, Germany, France and Italy to join the AIIB amid opposition from the US, he will assess whether this marks a change in UK and European strategy towards China. He will also reflect on concerns that have been raised over the governance of the bank, as well as considering how its European members could help to shape the institution’s direction.
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