A Partnership Transformed: Three Decades of Cooperation between the Asian Development Bank and the People's Republic of China in Support of Reform and Opening Up

Publication | October 2018

This publication explores three decades of cooperation between the Asian Development Bank and the People’s Republic of China in support of reform and opening up.

  • US$25.00 (paperback)

This book is a history of the partnership between the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) spanning three decades. Since joining ADB in 1986, the PRC has evolved from being a poor and predominantly agrarian economy to an upper-middle income manufacturing and services powerhouse that has become a leading international source of financial, technical, and knowledge cooperation. This historically unprecedented transformation has shaped every aspect of the ADB–PRC relationship. The successful partnership owes much to the PRC’s unique approach to developing its economy, and offers valuable lessons for other countries and development partners.


  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Contributors
  • Executive Summary
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Opening Up and Joining ADB (1978–1986)
  • Chapter 3: Working Together (1986–1991)
  • Chapter 4: Revitalized Reform (1992–1997)
  • Chapter 5: Regional Balancing and the Environment (1998–2002)
  • Chapter 6: Globalization and Regional Cooperation (2003–2007)
  • Chapter 7: Stimulus and Redistribution (2008–2012)
  • Chapter 8: Global Partnership (2013–2017)
  • Chapter 9: A Success Story
  • Chapter 10: Looking Ahead
  • Appendixes

Additional Details

  • Economics
  • Industry and trade
  • Poverty
  • Regional cooperation and integration
  • China, People's Republic of
  • 198
  • 6 x 9
  • TCS189263-2
  • 978-92-9261-342-6 (print)
  • 978-92-9261-343-3 (electronic)

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