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家园博客 金融时报: 英国的申请让北京也吃了一惊

原文:UK move to join China-led bank a surprise even to Beijing

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讲了一些欧洲国家申请前后的内幕。

摘录几段有点意思的:

The UK Treasury had told Chinese officials it would not announce its application to join until March

17. But once other European countries got wind of Britain’s plan to join the nascent Asian

Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the ensuing scramble to follow suit convinced London to

move the announcement forward five days.

In the end, Luxembourg beat Britain by one day, signing up on March

11 but asking China to keep it secret for two weeks in case its application to join the bank was

unsuccessful.

大意是,英国本来跟中国说好,要到3月17号才正式宣布申请加入。不过,后来这消息让其它欧洲国家打听到了,大家都紧锣密鼓地准备,英国于是决定先发制人,提前五天宣布。(所以就有标题中的“让北京也吃了一惊”)即使这样,卢森堡还是抢在英国之前,提前一天(即3月11号)申请,不过卢森堡要求中国替它保密两周,以防万一申请被拒呢。(没想到卢森堡还这么要面子啊。)

还有一段讲的也是英卢恩怨:

As Mr Osborne prepared to unveil the decision, Chinese officials informed the UK Treasury that an unidentified “small European country” would be joining before them, a move that apparently prompted Mr Osborne to bring his announcement forward.

“The Chinese told us that this game between Luxembourg and the UK amused them no end,” said one person involved in negotiations to join the AIIB. “Other countries like France and Germany were not amused at all.”

大意是,当英国准备公布申请时,中国官员告诉英国人,有一个“欧洲小国”打算在英国之前提交申请。这个消息促使英国提前行动。当时参与谈判的一个人说:“中国人跟我们说,英国和卢森堡之间的这个游戏把他们逗坏了。不过法德这些国家可一点不觉得逗。”

还有一段说中国的谈判代表Jin Liqun“见人说人话,见鬼说鬼话”:

An urbane and sophisticated former viceminister

of finance and onetime

official at the Asian

Development Bank, Mr Jin speaks perfect English and passable French and is the consummate

“barbarian handler”, in the words of several people who have dealt with him.

According to these people, Mr Jin is an Anglophile who likes to quote Shakespeare to the English,

tell the French how enamoured he is of their culture and charm the Germans by telling them they

are his favourites because of their honesty.

这段我就偷个懒,不翻了,反正即使上面那个意思。

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