China Investment Corporation (CIC) is recognized as a sovereign wealth fund that conforms to international norms. Over the past 15 years, the CIC has been following mechanisms: to diversify investment centered on asset allocation; to adhere to financial investment and responsible investment; to establish a transparent and standardized management system, and a investment decision-making and risk management mechanism; and to implement a long-term investment philosophy. The CIC aims to fulfil its duty as a SWF that seeks higher returns over a longer period and takes higher risks. On the international front, CIC actively implements the governance in transparency and standards.
As the premier listing venue for international bonds, the Luxembourg Stock Exchange has been working very closely with Chinese issuers for several years to facilitate their access to international capital markets and investors. And this cooperation with China has naturally expanded into the field of sustainable finance. Many successful joint initiatives with the Chinese partners have been developed in recent years, notably in the fields of information dissemination and indexes, etc. And these opportunities all capture the power that the finance industry has to propel innovative sustainable investment opportunities that improve inclusive growth.
In line with China’s current economic development stage, sustainable investment is an investment approach and concept that integrates environmental protection, social responsibility, and corporate governance. It emphasizes economic and social benefits and is a practical manifestation of the new development concept “innovation, coordination, green, openness, and sharing” in investment practices. Sustainable investment is a powerful tool for promoting economic transformation and upgrading to achieve high-quality development and has broad development prospects.
We live in a world of radical uncertainty. We hope that governments and central banks can rise to the challenge, ensuring prosperity in the years ahead. Many of these challenges will require greater understanding and cooperation between countries. Despite the rising tensions between the United States and China, the future of the world depends on greater collaboration between them to ensure the growth of prosperity of all countries in the world. The responsibilities of the United States and China are both great, but the rewards are greater still.
Retail participations in the financial market has increased tremendously in the last five years, whereas the increases were attributed to changes of macroeconomic conditions and emergence of new technologies. Retail investors tend to follow the market trend, and retail net buying is negatively related to the performance of market index. Exchanges are supposed to actively undertake strategies, especially those related to education, financial literacy, and offer new products to facilitate retail investment.
The central banks are supposed to properly respond to the challenges brought by digital operations and promote the development of fintech. The digital currency issued by central banks has gradually become a trend, and will be widely used in the digital age. Banks and fintech can promote financial innovation, but they also need to be supervised. We should pay attention to data privacy protection and system stability to ensure citizens’ access to safe financial services.
Achieving carbon emission peak and carbon neutrality is a strategic decision. Carbon neutrality is to promote industrial upgrading and development through scientific innovation and technological progress. Carbon neutrality is first and foremost about promoting energy transformation, and energy transformation is bound to drive industrial revolution. In the future, international cooperation in terms of energy transition, carbon neutrality and sustainable investment will focus on the cooperation on governance rules for carbon emissions reduction, technology and investment.
Hungary remains optimistic about the future development of the Chinese financial markets and recognize that science, technology and innovation along with education are key factors in driving economic growth and social progress. Hungary is also interested in the expansion of collaboration in science and technology, culture and tourism, to enhance inter-connectivity, facilitate mobility and people-to-people dialogue. Meanwhile, Hungary is keen on further strengthening the cooperation through the Belt and Road Initiative, especially in industrial recovery and sustainable development.
Switzerland is aiming at combining its traditional strengths, such as high productivity, stability, security and trust, with an openness for new technological and international developments, such as fintech, artificial intelligence and sustainable finance. Previously, a working plan has been adopted to help enhance the bilateral financial market cooperation between Switzerland and China. Further cooperations in bank and wealth management as well as in insurance and reinsurance are also under discussion between China and Switzerland.
In the context of the sluggish economic recovery, the world is challenged with the triple whammy of climate change, regional hotspot issues and the adversities against economic globalization. Chinese President Xi Jinping pointed out that to resolve the contradictions arising in the process of economic globalization, all countries should strive to achieve more inclusive global governance, more effective multilateral mechanisms, and more active regional cooperation. This China-EU Innovation Investment Conference is of significance to discuss the expansion of China-EU financial cooperation and promote the high-quality development of service trade.
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From August 31 to September 5, 2022, the 2022 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS), co-organized by the Ministry of Commerce and the Beijing Municipal People’s Government, was held at the China National Convention Center and Shougang Park.