People's Republic of China and ADB
In the Spotlight
Recent blue skies over Beijing bode well for China's journey toward an "ecological civilization", a stated ambition of the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20).
By converting waste into clean energy, livestock farms in Jiangxi Province, People's Republic of China, help manage an environmental threat, contribute to the national energy grid, and boost their income.
The Sanjiang Plain in Heilongjiang Province, one of the richest ecosystems in the People’s Republic of China, have shrunk to a fifth of their original size in the last 5 decades.
In Nanjing, People's Republic of China, a $240-million project improved the water quality of the Qinhuai River, dredging the water way of sludge, constructing sewage pipelines and pumping stations, and transforming flood-prone villages into scenic wetlands.
Following 3 decades of rapid economic growth, the People's Republic of China (PRC) is now an upper middle-income country. The country is transforming to a new growth model that emphasizes quality and sustainability, supported by innovation. Addressing climate change-related concerns is also recognized as high priority.
Development challenges include implementing fiscal reforms, improving social protection systems, and reforming state-owned enterprises. Cornerstones of reform are to improve the range, quality, and availability of financial services; protect the environment; tackle regional disparities; address pockets of extreme poverty; and allow the market to determine resource allocation.
ADB is focusing its support on innovation and value addition in infrastructure, while promoting good governance and capacity development, knowledge solutions, private sector development, and gender equity.
Projects in the People's Republic of China
- Rural Economic Transformation and Upgrading by the Integration with Internet Plus
- Henan Hebi Qihe River Environmental Improvement and Ecological Conservation Project
- Shandong Groundwater Protection Project
- Strategies for Involving Social Organizations in Social Assistance
- Study of the Belt and Road Initiative
Population in the People's Republic of China, in millions (2015)
Maternal Mortality Ratio in the People's Republic of China, per 100,000 live births (2015)
Average annual population growth rate in the People's Republic of China (2010-2015)
Population living below the national poverty line in the People's Republic of China (2012)