Modern China

Financial Cooperation for Solving Sustainability Challenges

  • Cary Krosinsky

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Cary Krosinsky
    Pages 1-10
  3. Huang Zhong, Lucia Winton, Cary Krosinsky
    Pages 29-53
  4. Jackson Barkstrom
    Pages 55-64
  5. Miranda McDermott, Cary Krosinsky, Huang Zhong
    Pages 65-74
  6. Alexander Rafatjoo
    Pages 75-79
  7. Huang Zhong, Cary Krosinsky
    Pages 93-106
  8. Eleni E. Papapanou
    Pages 107-120
  9. Annie Phan, Cary Krosinsky
    Pages 121-128
  10. Justin Kew, Cary Krosinsky
    Pages 129-131
  11. Annie Phan
    Pages 133-138
  12. Cary Krosinsky
    Pages 139-143
  13. Kara Huang, Cary Krosinsky
    Pages 145-151
  14. Kara Huang
    Pages 153-157
  15. Jimena Terrazas Lozano
    Pages 169-190
  16. Nimish Garg, Cary Krosinsky
    Pages 191-197
  17. Cary Krosinsky
    Pages 199-207
  18. Huang Zhong, Cary Krosinsky
    Pages 209-220
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 221-243

About this book


Calling for more cooperation between China and the west, this new book by noted author and educator Cary Krosinsky provides readers with an on-the-ground perspective of what’s really happening in China today on the back of its recent economic rise, its desire and need to solve environmental challenges and the new positive dynamic created by its need for foreign capital.


In doing so, Krosinsky and his colleagues from the Sustainable Finance Institute and Brown University highlight how China has recaptured its role as a leader in innovation, arguing that current approaches to the relationship hinder global progress on issues such as climate change, inequality, air pollution, food integrity and water security and pushes back on confrontational approaches and attempts to clarify misperceptions about contemporary China.

China’s recent rise includes becoming a global leader on green policy and green finance, as it is increasingly leading the way towards modernization through innovation strategies focused on infrastructure, education, healthcare and aspects of clean energy technology, leading to opportunities across private equity, venture capital and green bonds. This creates an exciting opportunity for positive change, with environmental challenges becoming more salient to its own population, adding pressure on the government to provide solutions. China changes faster than any country in the world, creating an opportunity for meaningful, ongoing, positive transitions.  

Modern China is a call for more cooperation, and makes a clear, cogent case for collaboration in the face of current confrontational approaches. At the same time, dire environmental and social circumstances require an all-hands-on-deck approach. This book provides specific examples of what’s working and what’s needed to compete and thrive in this new paradigm through trusted relationships placed front and center for the future of economies and the betterment of global society.


Sustainable Finance Green Bonds Green Finance Trade Relations political policy with China investment strategy infrastructure finance China's Belt and Road Initiative Green funds Innovation

Authors and affiliations

  • Cary Krosinsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Yale UniversityGuilfordUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-39203-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-39204-8
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