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China to attend IMF, World Bank meetings in US

Chinese officials, including the governor of the People's Bank of China, Yi Gang, will attend the in-person World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) spring meetings in Washington this week. This marks their first physical attendance in three years due to Covid-19 restrictions. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank chief, Jin Liqun, will also be present. However, it is uncertain if China’s finance minister Liu Kun will join the delegation. Last year, China did not attend the in-person meetings due to strict Covid controls. Although there was speculation that Liu would meet with US treasury secretary Janet Yellen at the G20 meeting in Bengaluru, India, in February, the meeting was held virtually. During the last IMF debt restructuring roundtable, China was the only country represented by officials from both its central bank and finance ministry. However, Yi and Liu did not attend the meeting in person.


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