Going solo: China’s ‘singles economy’ and the date-renting industry
China has witnessed a rising number of singles in recent years, including the unmarried, divorced and widowed. The number of people who live alone is also on the rise, especially in cosmopolitan cities and coastal areas.
Daring to Struggle: China's Global Ambitions under Xi Jinping
In this timely and illuminating talk, Dr Bates Gill will discuss the principal themes of his new book, Daring to Struggle: China's Global Ambitions under Xi Jinping (Oxford University Press, 2022). Drawing from the book's findings, Dr Gill will explain the fundamental motivations driving China's more dynamic, assertive and risk-taking approach to the world under Xi Jinping.
Coal consumption in China: A review of plans for decarbonisation and an outlook on import demand
China’s consumption of coal has made headlines in the media over the past few years for several reasons. Its covid-stimulus spending was largely directed towards smokestack industries, pushing emissions up. Xi Jinping quite unexpectedly announced China had set itself a net-zero emissions target by 2026, with emissions peaking before 2030.