Reports | 08 August 2008

China's struggle for power

In the Griffith-Lowy Institute Project's first publication, Prof. Xu Yi-chong analyses the mounting challenges facing the Chinese power sector and the fate of recent reform efforts. The mixed results of these recent reforms highlight the political and administrative difficulties facing the central government in managing the transition to a market-based economy. With Australian coal and LNG exports to China a growing part of our single largest trading relationship, the future of China's power sector is of great interest to Australia as it is to the future trajectory of China's rapidly growing economy. Xu Yi-chong

  • Xu Yi-chong

In the Griffith-Lowy Institute Project's first publication, Prof. Xu Yi-chong analyses the mounting challenges facing the Chinese power sector and the fate of recent reform efforts. The mixed results of these recent reforms highlight the political and administrative difficulties facing the central government in managing the transition to a market-based economy. With Australian coal and LNG exports to China a growing part of our single largest trading relationship, the future of China's power sector is of great interest to Australia as it is to the future trajectory of China's rapidly growing economy. Xu Yi-chong

  • Xu Yi-chong