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The Paulson Institute joined the Office of the Central Leading Group for Financial and Economic Affairs to witness the signing of the first letters of intent for projects to receive funding from the Building Energy Efficiency and Green Development Fund. The Institute has served as a non-commercial advisor to the fund, given its commitment to promoting low-carbon development.


A new Think Tank investment case study explores Chinese startup WuXi PharmaTech's acquisition of the U.S. pharmaceutical firm AppTec in 2008. Capitalizing on the boom in research outsourcing to Asian countries, WuXi sought to leverage the AppTec acquisition to break into the U.S. market. The company's story illustrates the emerging trend of high-skilled labor outsourcing from the U.S.


The Institute participated in the 2nd annual U.S.-China Climate-Smart/Low-Carbon Cities Summit in Beijing, co-organized by the two countries to promote the implementation of the climate agreement signed by President Obama and President Xi in 2014, as well as the 2015 Paris climate deal. At the event, Beijing Managing Director Kevin Mo spoke about the need for green finance to drive low-carbon buildings in China.


The Institute hosted a delegation of Chinese officials for a two-week trip to the United States to learn about the U.S. national parks system. The training is part of a cooperation between the Institute and the Chinese government aimed at helping China develop a comprehensive system of national parks. The delegation attended lectures and visited several parks in addition to San Francisco's Golden Gate.

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Climate and Sustainable Urbanization

The Institute and the PBOC Green Finance Committee published a report on financing mechanisms for green buildings. Among its recommendations: establish a guarantee mechanism for green buildings, based on a third-party rating system; build a credit-enhancement mechanism to attract private capital and incentives; continue subsidies from the government. The report, written by Beijing Managing Director Kevin Mo, is part of a series of three papers supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, concluding that financing China's next stage of urban development will require $1 trillion over the next five years.

Cross-Border Investment

A new Think Tank investment case study details how Tranlin, a paper manufacturer based in China's Shandong province, invested $2 billion to build an advanced manufacturing facility in Virginia. Driven by an interest in competing in the global market, Tranlin’s investment marks the largest greenfield investment in the U.S. to date from a private Chinese firm. More significantly, in this instance the Chinese investor played the role of the technology exporter, rather than the more common role of technology acquirer. When complete and operating at full capacity by 2020, Tranlin expects the plant to generate more than 2,000 local jobs.


Partnering with the State Forestry Administration, the Lao Niu Foundation, and World Wide Fund Hong Kong, the Institute held a training course for Chinese wetland managers in Hong Kong’s Mai Po Nature Reserve, known for its successful conservation approach. The Institute’s wetlands initiative is introducing best practices in protection of the China's endangered coastal wetlands, which provide important ecosystems services to millions of people. The training will continue with two more courses in Mai Po in September and October.

Contemporary China Speakers Series

China can overcome current economic headwinds if it steadily implements an economic reform agenda, said Gavekal Dragonomics analyst Arthur Kroeber in a recent Paulson Institute talk on the future of China's economy. But Kroeber commented that China's future economic policy seems uncertain these days. While the government might proceed with reforms, he said—pursuing a "Singapore on steroids" model—political interests could also block market liberalization, causing stagnation.

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保尔森基金会智库发布最新投资案例研究,分析山东造纸企业泉林公司的投资案例。它在美国弗吉尼亚州投资两百万美元,建设海外先进生产基地。泉林有意开拓全球市场,这笔投资也是迄今为止中国民企在美国的最大绿地投资项目。更重要的是,在此项目中,中国投资方并非寻求技术引进,而是扮演了技术出口方的角色 。2020年泉林完成建设并全面投产时,预计能给当地创造超过2000个就业岗位。




保尔森基金会举办当代中国演讲人系列活动,佳富龙洲(Gavekal Dragonomics)分析师葛艺豪(Arthur Kroeber)在谈话中表示,如果中国稳健推进经济改革进程,就能够克服当前的经济困难。但是葛艺豪也指出,在目前看来,中国未来的经济政策似乎仍具有不确定性。尽管政府会继续改革,追求“新加坡模式”,但是政治利益可能会阻碍市场自由化进程,致使发展停滞。

- 亨利∙保尔森

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