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Ruichen Hong

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Ruichen Hong is a research assistant at the International Institute of Green Finance (IIGF). He received a Master of Accounting from the University of Glasgow,  UK, and is in the process of receiving the certification by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) . He is a main author of the China Climate Financing Report and Establishing China’s Green Financial System: His research areas are climate finance, carbon finance, environment accounting and carbon accounting.

The year 2020 has proven to be more turbulent than anyone could have expected, and it is only June. While in February we asked if 2020 would be the year of China’s global green leadership, hoping that the Covid-19 virus outbreak would be short-lived, by March we already we had to incorporate broader-than-expected fallout…

This is a re-print of the original article on Caixin International. It is a response to our previous article on Caixin News, where we elaborated on the possibilities of China becoming a sustainability leader . While the effects of the coronavirus continue to ricochet across the globe, some parts…