In:Sight China with Liu Hongqiao

Janka Oertel and Liu Hongqiao discuss China’s role at COP27 and the outlook of the country’s energy transition

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China is becoming ever more important to global affairs. But the covid-19 pandemic, as well as political and geopolitical challenges, mean that Europeans’ ability to engage with Chinese thinkers and understand their views and ideas about the world has diminished. In this mini-series, Mark Leonard and Janka Oertel will try to change that by engaging in conversations with some of the best Chinese academics, researchers, writers, and journalists on diverse topics in Chinese internal debates that matter most to Europeans.

In this second episode, our host Janka is joined by Liu Hongqiao, an independent policy consultant and award-winning journalist focusing on China’s emergence and its global impact on the environment, biodiversity, energy, and the climate. Together, they will discuss China’s role at COP27 and the country’s outlook on its energy transition. How is China doing in regard to its ‘dual-carbon’ goals set for 2030 and 2060? What kind of climate narratives can be found in China? And finally, where does the country see itself on the global stage of climate policy and what does this positioning mean for the rest of the world?

This podcast was recorded on 28 November 2022.

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