AIIB nears completion but China's 'global leader' status remains in question

For some development experts, AIIB's near completion underscores China's serious attempt to legitimately gain global leadership status. But provisions in the bank's articles of agreement and China's past actions cast doubt on Beijing's promises.

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  • Lean Alfred Santos

    Lean Alfred Santos is a former Devex development reporter focusing on the development community in Asia-Pacific, including major players such as the Asian Development Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. He previously covered Philippine and international business and economic news, sports and politics.

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