Wen Wang and Fanxin Yang: The Belt and Road Initiative and China’s green foreign direct investment

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Wen Wang and Fanxin Yang: The Belt and Road Initiative and China’s green foreign direct investment

2020-12-29

Editor's note: The Belt and Road Initiative and China’s green foreign direct investment is included in Green Finance, Sustainable Development and The Belt and Road Initiative edited by Fanny M. Cheung & ying-yi Hong which was published by Routledge in New York in 2021. The author is Wang Wen who is the professor and executive dean of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China, and Yang Fanxin who is an associate research fellow at the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China.


Abstract: Green finance has become a new growth-promoting model for green development during national transformation, upgrading, and restructuring. The concept of green development central to the “Belt and Road Initiative” since it was put forward, and Chinese enterprises “going global” have actively practised the concept of jointly building the “Green Belt and Road”. Thus, huge green investment potential has been generated, which offers a broad market for new green products and green technology. The co-construction of the “Green Belt and Road” continues to drive the demand and potential for green investment, which must greatly promote the economic and social sustainability for countries and regions along the “Belt and Road”. In this context, by sorting out the green process of China’s foreign direct investment (FDI), this chapter attempts to explore the possible supporting methods for green investment under the BRI framework.



Introduction


SECTION 1

BRI and national competitiveness

1 Development in the Belt and Road Regions from a competitiveness perspective: the first lustrum review  VICTOR ZHENG AND HUA GUO


SECTION 2

Renminbi internationalization and green finance

2 The Belt and Road Initiative and China’s green foreign direct investment  by WEN WANG AND FANXIN YANG

3 Sustainability of RMB internationalization by CHEUNG-KWOK LAW

4 China’s rising consumerism, RMB internationalization, and sustainable growth by MINGGAO SHEN AND JIANGHUI CHEN

5 Understanding green bond challenges: a stakeholder’s perspective by DAVID C. BROADSTOCK, LOUIS T.W. CHENG, AND TIANTIAN WANG


SECTION 3

Green energy, technology, and manufacturing

6 Advancement of environmental sustainability through LNG: the case of Qatar–China relations by STEVEN WRIGHT

7 Technological assessment of CO2 capture and EOR/EGR/ ECBM-based storage by GUOPING HU, KAI JIANG, RUI WANG, AND KEVIN GANG LI

8 Meeting the green challenges and opportunities of Hong Kong manufacturers in China’s Belt and Road pathway: the Pearl River Delta experiences by NING LIU, CARLOS WING-HUNG LO, AND PANSY HON YING LI


SECTION 4

Green development and public-private partnership

9 Greening China’s Belt and Road Initiative: a role for Chinese NGOs to go global? by KATHINKA FÜRST

10 High-hanging fruits and the Belt and Road Initiative: sustainability through entrepreneurship by GORDON C.K. CHEUNG

11 An integrated approach to sustainable infrastructure standards for the Belt and Road Initiative by STEPHEN Y. S. WONG, JOHNSON C. S. KONG, GLORIA W. T. LUO, AND NATALIE H.T. LAU


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