Blog posts tagged to "People's Republic of China"

  • Gui'an's New District aspires to make public transport enticing for all.

    Human-centered design: Putting people at the heart of urban transport infrastructure planning

    Published on Tuesday, 15 January 2019

    ADB is helping a new tech hub in the PRC respond to user needs as it develops a sustainable public transport system.

  • Electric bus charging station owned by Jowing Group. Photo by Lu Jingwen.

    Lessons learned on electrifying PRC urban buses

    Published on Friday, 11 January 2019

    The PRC’s experience in putting low-carbon buses on their city roads can inform other countries interested in the technology.

  • The PRC supplies over 80% of Christmas decorations worldwide, including lights.

    Will trade tensions dim Christmas lights?

    Published on Thursday, 20 December 2018

    This holiday season, Christmas tree lights will still flicker despite the US-PRC trade tensions. But if the conflict rages, they may be dimmer next year.

  • Together We Deliver aims to demonstrate how ADB and its partners help improve the lives of stakeholders.

    Capturing results through the eyes of the beneficiaries

    Published on Friday, 09 November 2018

    Behind the results data of ADB projects are the people on the ground who have compelling stories to tell.

  • Will the Green Climate Fund pledges create a momentum for ongoing climate negotiations?

    Published on Thursday, 04 December 2014

    The recent formal pledging session for the Green Climate Fund (GCF)—more than $9 billion in just 5 months—is by far the most successful resource mobilization ever seen for a multilateral climate fund. The US has pledged $3 billion, followed by Japan ($1.5 billion), UK ($1.13 billion), and Germany and France (with $1 billion each). Four developing countries—Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, and Panama—have made pledges, breaking the traditional donor boundaries. 

  • Renminbi stepping in right direction toward internationalization

    Published on Monday, 15 September 2014

    The PRC may be a globally significant economic and trading power, but the market share of its currency, the renminbi (RMB), lags well behind the US dollar and the euro.
    To align the RMB with its growing global stature, the PRC has embarked on a strategy to internationalize the currency. Typically, it is taking a gradual approach. 
  • Photo Credit: Guillaume Brialon

    Make policies work: Getting the proof to the top of the pile

    Published on Tuesday, 12 February 2013

    Policymakers are swamped. They have a wide range of interest groups talking to them all the time. They have large numbers of papers and emails and phone calls to deal with every day.  So if you approach them with a brilliant evaluation that is fifty pages long, complete with graphs and tables and lots of Greek equations, it will go straight to the bottom of the stack. And stay there.

  • Reforms high on agenda of People’s Republic of China’s new leaders

    Published on Monday, 28 January 2013

    In March 2013, the National People’s Congress (NPC) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) will convene to appoint the new General Secretary of the Communist Party Xi Jinping as President. At the same time, Li Keqiang is expected to be confirmed as Premier heading a newly appointed State Council.

  • Why Should People’s Republic of China Unlock Services?

    Published on Friday, 25 January 2013

    A well-developed services sector plays a major role in improving production efficiency and promoting technical progress and innovation. The services sector has expanded rapidly in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) since economic reform was launched in 1979, and particularly after PRC joined the World Trade Organization in 2001. However, the size of the sector as a share of GDP appears to be significantly smaller than expected based on PRC's income level and development stage.