In the Media | April 2023
"As a mature economy, Europe's economic structure has completed the transition from industry to service industry, so the electricity demand is basically stable. As an emerging economy, China's electricity demand is still at a relatively fast pace along with the development of industrialization."
- Asia Society Policy Institute associate director for clean energy, Dr Muyi Yang, on opportunities and challenges related to achieving net zero in China on the Centre of Research on Energy and Clean Air.
"Retrofitting existing coal-fired power plants to be more flexible in their operation offers an immediate solution to satisfying the demand for system flexibility, allowing less power to be generated from coal and creating space for more clean energy in the grid. However, this will lead to lower operating hours for these power plants, which necessitates market and regulatory reforms to create more effective and technology-neutral remuneration mechanisms for acquiring system flexibility services, such as ancillary and capacity services."
- Asia Society Policy Institute associate director for clean energy, Dr Muyi Yang, on the differences and similarities between China and Europe on coal power in China Dialogue.
"Macron went with a few objectives in mind. First was to sway Xi Jinping on his support for Russia and in exchange he was willing to offer France's trust in the recovering Chinese market and show that France is unwilling to decouple from the Chinese market, as the US is calling for."
- Asia Society Policy Institute research associate, Dominique Fraser, on French President Emmanuel Macon's visit to China on ABC News TV.
“The government hopes this will be a model for China’s trade restrictions to be lifted. This is another strong sign that China is prepared to stabilise the relationship, despite its ongoing opposition to many Australian domestic and foreign policies.”
- Asia Society Australia executive director of policy, Richard Maude, on Australia's deal with China to wind back tariffs in The New Daily.
"Given the collapse of trust between China and the US and the fundamental differences that now define that relationship, a framework to help manage the risks inherent in competition is the very best we can hope for."
- Asia Society Australia executive director of policy, Richard Maude, on US-China relations and the need for "guardrails" to be placed on China in the Australian Financial Review.
"And the problem, of course, is that China doesn’t accept that it is making other countries insecure, or that it bears any responsibility for this deteriorating strategic environment. It sees instead a US-led effort to contain and suppress China."
- Asia Society Australia executive director of policy, Richard Maude, on the Defence Strategic Review and Beijing's accusations toward Australia in The Australian.
"The whole-of-nation approach reflects an understanding that defence policy can only work in the Indo-Pacific when it is well synchronised with foreign policy. What the report is driving at is the need for a whole-of-government Indo-Pacific strategy. “hile the government’s broad intent is clear, they don’t seem to be in a hurry to create such a strategy.”
- Asia Society Australia executive director of policy, Richard Maude, on the Defence Strategic Review in the Australian Financial Review.