HKMA’s Lee: Chinese green issuers should come offshore

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By Noah Sin
02 May 2018

Hong Kong and other offshore financial centres can help Chinese issuers broaden their appeal among international green bond investors, according to Vincent Lee, executive director at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.

China’s definition of what counts as green has long been at odds with that of the international community. The country’s permission for issuers to fund clean coal projects with green bond proceeds, in particular, has been deemed unacceptable by green investors globally.

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