Chinese politics

The transition to carbon neutrality in China and its impacts on Australia


As the world’s largest developing country, China is marching towards ambitious climate goals of achieving peak carbon by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060. Given that China is the largest buyer of Australia’s iron ore and one of the largest buyers of Australia’s coal and liquefied natural gas (LNG), such climate efforts could be expected to impact Australia profoundly. This chapter examines how China’s transition to carbon neutrality will affect the Australian economy at the national and state levels and by industry.

What the Foxconn exodus in Zhengzhou means for China’s supply chains


By Marina Zhang

Note: This article appeared in The Diplomat on November 9 2022.

China-Russia cooperation in advanced technologies - Report launch | WEBINAR


Advanced technologies are becoming a key factor in the great power competition between the United States and the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The PRC’s growing technological prowess, and the role this is having in augmenting Beijing’s influence globally and especially in Australia’s own region, is playing a pivotal role in shaping Australia’s strategic environment.

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Is the world big enough for middle powers?


By Corey Lee Bell and Rebecca Zhang

Note: This article appeared in The National Interest on November 8 2022.

To understand what Xi Jinping’s concentration of power really means, we must turn to history


By Marina Zhang

Note: This article appeared in The Conversation on November 4 2022.

Xi Jinping: Prince or party man?


By Michael Clarke

Note: This article appeared in The Diplomat on November 4 2022.

Could China save the world?


By Mark Beeson

Note: This article appeared in the Lowy Institute’s blog, The Interpreter, on October 17 2022.

Executing China’s ‘Transition: Impossible’


By Xing Zhang, Muyi Yang and Xunpeng Shi

Note: This article appeared in the Asia & the Pacific Policy Society at the Australian National University’s blog, Policy Forum, on October 14 2022.

China’s energy companies are all aboard the global clean power bullet train.

To end power crunches, China must rebuild its electricity grid around clean energy


By Muyi Yang, Xing Zhang and Xunpeng Shi

Note: This article appeared in the South China Morning Post on September 14 2022.

The realist underpinnings of China’s Taiwan strategy


By Corey Lee Bell

Note: This article appeared in The Diplomat on August 13 2022.

China’s aggressive response to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taipei has prompted criticism, and no small measure of alarm, both within and beyond the region.