Updated yearly, this ADB Fact Sheet provides social and economic indicators on the PRC as well as concise information on ADB's operations in the country and contact information.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has been working with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) since 1986. With loans totaling $31.58 billion, the PRC is ADB’s second-largest borrower.
With a focus on innovation and value addition, ADB has combined its support for infrastructure with areas such as technical and vocational education and training (TVET), provision of municipal services, and environmental improvement. ADB is also promoting key drivers of change under its long-term strategic framework, Strategy 2020, including knowledge solutions, private sector development, good governance and capacity development, and gender equity.
In 2014, ADB assistance to the PRC totaled $1.49 billion, comprising 11 loan projects across four priority sectors: natural resources, energy, transport, and urban and social infrastructure and services.