Exim Bank of China

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Export–Import Bank of China
State-owned enterprises
Founded1994; 25 years ago (1994)
HeadquartersBeijing, China
Key people
Li Ruogu (Chairman & President)
ProductsFinancial services
The Export–Import Bank of China
Simplified Chinese中国进出口银行
Traditional Chinese中國進出口銀行
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The Export–Import Bank of China (Chexim - China Exim Bank) (simplified Chinese: 中国进出口银行; traditional Chinese: 中國進出口銀行; pinyin: Zhōngguó Jìnchūkǒu Yínháng) is one of three institutional banks in China chartered to implement the state policies in industry, foreign trade, diplomacy, economy, and provide policy financial support so as to promote the export of Chinese products and services. Established in 1994, the bank is subordinated to the State Council.[1]


The focus of the bank is to promote foreign trade and investment as well as development assistance in concessional funding. It exists within a universe of other Chinese institutions with that mission including China Development Bank and Sinosure but is distinguished by its role as the sole provider of Chinese government concessional loans.[2] Exim is not limited though to concessional funding and commercial operations form the backbone of the bank. Commercial activity includes export credits mainly in the infrastructure fields (roads, power plants, oil and gas pipelines, telecom, and water projects) and investment loans for Chinese businesses to establish overseas in the energy, mining and industrial sectors.[2]

Exim does not publish figures for overseas loans. However, U.S. officials estimate that it finances more than the total export financing of the Group of Seven industrialized nations combined.[3] The Financial Times estimates that in 2009 and 2010, China Eximbank and China Development Bank (CDB) together signed loans of at least $110 billion to other developing country governments and companies, more than the World Bank over a similar period.[4]

Rival export financing institutions that have seen a decline in influence, such as the U.S. Export–Import Bank through Chairman Fred Hochberg, have complained that Exim of China doesn't follow the export financing guidelines promulgated by the OECD and so has an unfair advantage.[3]

Organizational structure[edit]

Internal Departments[edit]

  • Executive Office
  • Human Resources Department
  • Business Development & Innovation Department
  • Corporate Business Department
  • Shipping Financing Department
  • Onlending Department
  • Planning & Financial Management Department
  • Evaluation Department
  • Auditing Department
  • Legal Affairs Department
  • International Business Department
  • Risk Management Department
  • Administrative Department
  • Supervision Office
  • Economic Research Department
  • Department of Special Account Financing
  • Corporate Business Department
  • Concessional Loan Department
  • Treasury Department
  • Information Technology Department
  • Compliance Department
  • Accounting Department
  • Workers Union
  • Software Development Department
  • Party & League Affairs Department

Business branches[edit]

There are a total of 21 branches of the bank.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Brief Introduction - The Export-Import Bank of China".
  2. ^ a b Wang, Jian-Ye (October 2007). What Drives China's Growing Role in Africa? (PDF). IMF Working Paper.
  3. ^ a b Reddy, Sudeep. "U.S. Export Financing Challenges China". Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Subscribe to read". Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Business Branches". The Export Import Bank of China.

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