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China Platform for European Institutional Investors

The China Platform for European Institutional Investors is an initiative aimed at supporting financial institutions in Europe with an interest in the Chinese financial sector. The Platform enhances awareness and knowledge of relevant developments, both in China itself and internationally, by publishing a fortnightly newsletter and organising expert events. Two themes in particular are significant; green finance in China, a highly dynamic field with major potential relevance for international efforts to address climate change, and geopolitics, given the increasingly volatile and uncertain international political context of European investment in China.

The Platform is  open to all European financial institutions. It was launched jointly by the Clingendael Institute and AXA IM in 2019. Clingendael China Centre acts as its secretariat.

Report: Sino–US rivalry, the COVID-19 crisis and  financial markets

If years could be given personalities, 2020 would surely be marked a firebrand. Whether it be the COVID-19 crisis, the Sino–US trade war or the state of financial markets, high volatility seems to be the status quo for years to come. 

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Webinar China Platform

Recently Clingendael and AXA IM hosted the webinar, ‘Unwrapping the Greatest Geopolitical and Environmental Enigma of our Times'. An panel of top experts from Harvard Business School, Tsinghua University and CUFE in Beijing and the National University of Singapore debated the role of the world’s second superpower in the fight against Climate Change and its future geopolitical relationship with the United States, on the eve of a momentous U.S. presidential election. Read the write-up and look back at the presentations.

Supervisory Board

Raad van Advies - China Platform
Bert Hofman (former World Bank’s Country Director for China)
Dick Vietor (Professor Harvard Business School)
Ed Kronenburg (former Netherlands Ambassador to China)
Monika Sie Dhian Ho (General Director Clingendael Institute)

Frans-Paul van der Putten
Senior Research Fellow / Coordinator Clingendael China Centre


China Finance Focus is a fortnightly newsletter produced by the Clingendael China Centre on behalf of the China Platform for European Institutional Investors. It provides investors with insights into the Chinese financial sector by presenting a selection of recent media outputs, mainly focussed on green finance and geopolitics.

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