Bart, thank you for clarifying major misconceptions about the AIIB...I woudl like to add that there are major legitimate envirionmental problems with how rapidly infrastructure is being build in Aisa - including some of what is funded by AIIB. For example, in the rush to build hydrodams (considered green energy) there is very little conisderation of the ecoystem services provided by free flowing rivers - fisheries, agriculture, wildlife tourism. So - could Canada and other AIIB board members play a more effective role preventing destructive infrastructure development? (I await your future article on this supbject!)

Tim Ward

Author, communications expert and publisher of Changemakers Books. Recent books: The Master Communicator’s Handbook; Resilience: Virtually Speaking.

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