Locals in Kiribati building a sea wall to protect the low-lying Pacific island from rising sea waters.
Australian aid to the Pacific has been criticised for not focusing enough on infrastructure. But rising Chinese influence is bringing a shift of priorities.
President-elect Donald Trump’s avowed opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership will work in China’s favour.
If Beijing can bring its neighbours to accept its regional leadership, China would have successfully achieved a dramatic reduction of US influence.
Major development banks are funding logging, mining and infrastructure projects that are having enormous impacts on nature. Here, forests are being razed along a newly constructed road in central Amazonia.
Big new investors such as the Asian Infrastructure Development Bank are key players in a worldwide infrastructure, and that could be bad news for the environment.
Sharon Hahn Darlin
Is the UK chancellor's new commitment to infrastructure undermined by a reliance on China?
Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey joined a large contingent of leaders at the AIIB signing ceremony this week.
Western powers signing on for the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank could more effectively shape China's view of the world.
A clerk counts Chinese 100 yuan banknotes at a bank in Nantong, Jiangsu province.
The creation of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is a blow against US influence in global financial markets.
China’s made it clear, all nations allowed.
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The US has only itself to blame for the growing number of allies that have agreed to join China's development bank despite American objections.
China’s demand for infrastructure finance cannot be met by existing development banks.
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Treasurer Joe Hockey makes the opening remarks at the Australia-China Business Council.
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