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ADB: China Can Probably Stand On Its Own<\/b>In a sign of China's rising strength, the Asian Development Bank announced it may stop lending to the world's second largest economy.The Asian Development Bank, the Manila-headquartered multilateral lender, may end loans to China in a move being characterized as more about the maturity of China\u2019s economy\u2014now the world\u2019s second-largest\u2014than political posturing. In a recent interview, ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa said a reassessment of whether China still meets the development criteria for further loans could start as early as next year.Some analysts say the move has a political dimension and is symbolic of the estrangement between China and the West as well as a tectonic shift in geopolitical alliances. In 2016 China created its own infrastructure bank\u2014the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank\u2014but the US and Japan notably declined to join. At just under 7%, Russia is the third-largest contributor to the AIIB\u2019s coffers, after China and India, according to the AIIB\u2019s website.Although the AIIB\u2019s role in has been described as complementary to ADB\u2019s, the fact that it is offering financial assistance to other countries calls into question China\u2019s need for further aid. When development loans are monopolized by economic superpowers, it promotes economic imbalances that hold countries back, says David Baxter, a sustainable development consultant.\u201cIt is important that aid loans go to countries that really need it,\u201d he says. \u201cChina does not.\u201dsource: Global Finance #Sep15<\/a>https:\/\/www.gfmag.com\/magazine\/september-2022\/china-asia-development-bank-loans-end<\/a>#Sept1<\/a> #ChinaEconomy<\/a> #BeltAndRoad<\/a><\/div>\n\n <\/i>\n