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In a meeting with President Xi Jinping, Institute Chairman Hank Paulson stressed the importance of China’s economic reform plans and U.S.-China relations. Paulson also noted that cooperation in trade and economy, environment, and climate change has helped bolster U.S.-China ties. Xi said China’s reform and opening up will “never stop."

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The Institute and the Chinese government convened top Chinese regulators and U.S. and Chinese financial and industrial companies to discuss the U.S.-China Green Building Energy Efficiency Fund, which was announced last year ahead of Xi's U.S. visit. The Institute is working with China to help drive the development of sustainable buildings through green finance and the deployment of American technology.

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China’s leadership should consider a nationally coordinated approach to the delivery of agricultural credit, argues Cornell professor Calum Turvey in a new Paulson Policy Memorandum. Drawing from the experience of the “Nong Ben Ju”—a 1930s Republican-era program—Turvey recommends that current Rural Credit Cooperatives and other agricultural financial institutions should be nested under a single umbrella.

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"The government is putting tremendous new emphasis on energy and environmental issues in the new Five-Year Plan," said Institute Managing Director Kevin Mo on a panel co-hosted by AmCham Shanghai and the U.S.-China Business Council. Mo also explained that the government is taking an integrated approach, tackling air quality, climate change, and the development of a new model of economic growth as interconnected issues.

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Climate and Sustainable Urbanization

China’s National Development and Reform Commission recently released Document 625, which for the first time calls for coal plant owners to pay wind or solar plant owners for curtailed, or wasted, renewable energy. According to Institute Associate Director for Research Anders Hove, this is a major step forward for renewable energy in China—and was one of the recommendations included in a 2015 Paulson Institute power sector paper. The policy adds clear economic incentives to increase uptake of renewable energy—strengthening earlier efforts.


Green Finance

Institute Chairman Hank Paulson, People's Bank of China Governor Zhou Xiaochuan, economist Ma Jun, Senior Fellow Deborah Lehr, and leading international green finance experts gathered in Washington, DC, on the margins of the annual IMF meetings to discuss the challenges and ways forward for the development of a mainstream international system of green finance standards. China has made green finance a priority of its G20 presidency: recommendations from the meeting will be incorporated into the green finance report for the G20 meeting in Hangzhou in September.


Risky Business

Institute Vice Chair Kate Gordon addressed events organized by Oxford University, Stanford University, and Brown Advisory, together with the Risky Business Project, which highlights the economic costs of climate change in the United States. The initiative is spearheaded by Hank Paulson, Mike Bloomberg, and Tom Steyer. At the Stanford symposium, Gordon discussed the importance of incorporating climate risk decisions into infrastructure planning, both in the public sector (such as government decision making on infrastructure siting and spending) and the private sector (into business decisions about supply chains and physical plants).


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Economic reform in China is a political, not an intellectual, problem, Institute Vice Chairman Evan Feigenbaum told CNBC; without greater political commitment, China will not improve the pace and quality of its reforms. Feigenbaum also recently moderated a 2016 APCAC panel in Beijing with three U.S. ambassadors; addressed a National Association of Manufacturers policy meeting; and spoke at a conference marking former Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick's influential 2005 "responsible stakeholder" speech on U.S.-China relations. Feigenbaum explored why U.S.-China strategic coordination has proved to be so difficult.

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4月19日,国家主席习近平会见了保尔森基金会主席亨利·保尔森。保尔森在会见中表示,中国经济改革、中美关系都很重要;中美双方在经贸、环境、气候变化等广泛领域的合作推进了双边关系发展。习近平表示,中国改革不会停顿、开放不会止步。

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保尔森基金会与中央财经领导小组办公室共同召开中美建筑节能基金圆桌会议,国家发改委、住建部、人民银行、证监会、银监会、保监会、国家能源局等部门领导出席会议,与中美两国的金融和工业领军企业共同讨论中美建筑节能基金的机制建设。2015年,国家主席习近平对美国进行国事访问之前,保尔森基金会和中央财经领导小组办公室共同宣布成立中美建筑节能基金。现阶段,双方正在通过推进绿色金融和利用美国技术,帮助推动可持续建筑的发展。

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在最新发表的保尔森基金会政策备忘录中,康奈尔大学农业金融学教授卡卢姆· G·特维表示,中国应该考虑建设全国统一的农业金融体系。他建议参考上世纪三十年代中期民国政府推出的农本局制度,将现有的农村信用合作社和其他农业金融机构合并为一个系统。

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在上海美国商会与美中贸易全国委员会共同举办的“十三五”规划专题讨论会上,保尔森基金会北京代表处执行主任莫争春博士指出,新的五年规划极其重视能源和环境问题。莫博士也表示,政府正采取综合手段解决空气质量问题,应对气候变化和推动新的经济增长模式,而不是在处理这些问题时各自为政。

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气候与可持续城镇化

国家发改委最近发布了关于印发《可再生能源发电全额保障性收购管理办法》的通知(发改能源[2016]625号),首次要求燃煤电厂承担对风电或太阳能发电企业的限电(即未充分利用的发电量)和弃电补偿费用。保尔森基金会研究部副主任侯安德表示,这是中国可再生能源发展向前迈出的一大步,也是2015年保尔森基金会与睿博能源智库合作撰写的电力行业报告中提出的建议之一。这项政策为提高可再生能源消纳能力增添了明确的经济激励措施。


绿色金融

保尔森基金会主席亨利·保尔森、中国人民银行行长周小川、经济学家马骏、保尔森基金会高级顾问戴青丽以及全球绿色金融领袖和专家齐聚华盛顿特区,在国际货币基金组织(IMF)年会举行期间,探讨制定绿色金融国际标准的相关问题。作为2016年的G20主席国,中国将绿色金融定为G20重点议题之一。本次会议的建议将纳入提交给G20会议的绿色金融报告中,G20会议将于今年九月在杭州举办。


商业风险项目

在牛津大学、斯坦福大学、布朗咨询与商业风险项目共同组织的活动上,保尔森基金会副主席成可黛在会上发言。商业风险项目由亨利·保尔森、迈克尔·布隆伯格和汤姆·斯泰尔创立,工作重点是量化气候变化给美国带来的经济风险。在斯坦福举办的研讨会上,成可黛探讨了将气候风险决策纳入基础设施规划的重要性,这些决策不仅包括公共部门(比如政府对基础设施选址和费用的决策),也涵盖私人部门(关于供应链和硬件设施的经营决策)。


智库

保尔森基金会副主席方艾文在接受CNBC的采访时表示,中国经济改革是政治问题而非认知问题,如果没有更多政治承诺,中国改革的速度和质量都难以提高。方艾文最近也在北京与三位美国大使共同主持了2016 美国商会亚太理事会(APCAC)的一场研讨会,并在美国全国制造商协会政策会议上发表讲话。在华盛顿举办的一次会议上,方艾文发表讲话,回顾了前任副国务卿罗伯特•佐利克2005年发表的“中国往何处去”的重要演讲。在这次围绕中美关系发展前景的演讲中,佐利克提出了“负责任的利益攸关方”这个说法。方艾文也探讨了中美两国战略协调困难重重的原因所在。

"只有美中两国以互补的方式携手合作才能解决当前最紧迫的全球性挑战”
- 亨利∙保尔森
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