When Michele Geraci was interviewed by CRI, he showed great appreciation for the “Innovation growth model”, which is proposed in G20, at Hangzhou, China. “The introduction of innovation in the agenda of G20 is a very positive thing, and it is the first time that we put it in the foreground of the G20, and also, it is very important that this time the G20 is held in China. It is China that is taking the lead at this meeting, and it is China that needs to change its development model and base it more on innovation.
The RMB is now officially part of the SDR basket. Until couple of years ago, many people in China, including finance experts, had never heard of SDR. The big question is now, “What is the direction of causality between RMB Internationalisation and importance of SDR”. In other words, will the accession to SDR push for more reforms so that RMB internationalization may progress faster? Or, could it be that, since even the RMB is in the basket, the importance of the SDR will be declining, from already pretty much insignificant levels? Geraci was guest on CCTV Dialogue to discuss with issues, together with Xiang Songzuo.
Michele Geraci was invited to participate in China Global Enterprises Forum, which was hosted mainly by Ningbo Government and Center for China and Globalization (CCG). He discussed the role of finance in contributing to China’s sustainable growth. He said: “Finance is like a tiger: once it is out of the cage, it cannot be tamed again. For China: Reforms should slow down. China is good at manufactory and that why I am shoot about made in china 2025.”
Hangzhou is following Xiamen and Suzhou' policy on restriction of non-local residents purchasing houses. Non-local residnets is becoming the main force of house purchasing since 2016. After G20, the oursiders purchase rate accounts for 39.3%, and among them, 25.4% purchase two houses. Economist claims that in a short period, purchasing house is contributing to decrease inventory policy, but in a long period, it will drive up house price. Surrounding cities' house price may also increase because of Hangzhou's policy.
Geraci was interviewed by Agi China 24 Radio. He said the city of Hangzhou was undergoing a major infrastructure work during the G20. It has penalized the citizens in the short terms with many factories and retail shops being closed, sometimes with very little compensation for the owners. This is the negative impact in the short term. But in the long term, the infrastructure of the city has been improved. The citizens could start to enjoy better connectivity and better underground lines. The area around the west lake also has been further embellished. So overall, the G20 brought the city of Hangzhou short term pains but long term gains. Click to listen the full Radio (Italian).
Interesting Investment opportunity for small VC firms. With a growing concern about Green Economy, Chinese people are look at bycicles again as an alternative means of tranport. If you live in Beijing, you know well that driving anywhere is a challange