US could join China-backed AIIB in wake of Trump win, bank chief says

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AIIB president Jin Liqun says the lender cannot rule out US interest in joining the China-backed bank. Photo: Xinhua

 

Jin Liqun says some of Trump’s advisers think Washington was wrong to oppose the new regional lender

The United States might reverse course and partner with the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank after Donald Trump’s inauguration as US president, the head of the lender signalled on Monday.

AIIB chief Jin Liqun said he understood some Trump advisers thought the US was wrong not to join the new regional lender, Communist Party mouthpiece People’s Daily reported ­on Monday. Continue reading