But the reasons for the crisis can also be traced back to a string of policy missteps and poorly thought-out market interventions after the beginning of the pandemic. The crisis has put China’s continued dependence on coal in stark relief, even as its market shares of renewable and nuclear energy […]
Biden’s Vague Muddle of a Trade Policy for China
U.S. President Joe Biden’s blueprint, if it can be called such a thing, tries to split the difference. Tai made it clear that former President Donald Trump’s tariffs on Chinese imports would stay in place but promised to restart an “exclusion” process that should give relief to some U.S. companies […]
Turnbull: AUKUS Subs Deal Is an ‘Own Goal’
“The bottom line is, if you double-cross people, there is a price to pay. And what Morrison did was reprehensible,” Turnbull said in an interview. Some of the harshest words for the trilateral submarine partnership, popularly known as AUKUS, are coming from a surprising source: former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm […]
What Do China’s Taiwan Intrusions Mean?
If you would like to receive China Brief in your inbox every Wednesday, please sign up here . The highlights this week: China sets a new record for intrusions on the edge of Taiwan’s airspace , a prominent security official meets his downfall in Beijing, and a dubious new study […]