China Executive Briefing is an Asia Society Australia initiative, providing up-to-date, impartial and publicly accessible analysis of China’s key economic policies and their implications for Australia.


China Executive Briefing: Looking for Post-COVID Stability is the culmination of our China Executive Briefing initiative, spanning two years, providing up-to-date, impartial and accessible analysis of China’s economic policies and trends and their implications for Australia.

This report acts as an addendum to the China Executive Briefing initiative with a specific focus on how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted China’s policy landscape relative to the sectors covered throughout the initiative.

China Executive Briefing is supported by the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations. Final responsibility for the views, information, or advice expressed in this report is that of the authors. The contents of this report do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations or the Australian government.

E-Commerce Platforms
June 2023
Fast-paced trends in cross-border e-commerce are the topic of this briefing. PRC suppliers are setting up their own warehousing, logistics and payments. Together with AI data capabilities, this is speeding up direct delivery to overseas customers. IP issues remain thorny....
November 2022
This brief examines recent developments in the PRC international education sector in China. We look at how the COVID pandemic has derailed Chinese students’ overseas study plans, while conversely, the rising politicisation of the education sector is now a driver for seeking overseas education....
September 2022
This China Executive Briefing takes stock of China’s inward and outbound investment policies and the sectors that have been most affected by the central government’s evolving investment priorities....
June 2022
This China Executive Briefing analyses how China’s domestic policy agenda is shaping an emerging health and ageing sector that looks to reconcile China’s delicate demographic challenges. ...
Energy & Resources
April 2022
This China Executive Briefing outlines China’s unquenching demand for energy and efforts to balance its domestic energy consumption with an increasingly diversified mix of green and fossil fuel resources. ...
Food & Agriculture
March 2022
This China Executive Briefing looks at China’s historic anxiety over food security and the role international markets play in the national agricultural mix....
Climate Change
November 2021
This China Executive Briefing examines China’s carbon neutrality agenda, how it conflicts with Beijing’s other priorities, and the milestones and challenges ahead for the nation’s biggest emitters: power, industry and transport...
Macro-Economy & Dual Circulation
August 2021
This China Executive Briefing examines China’s post-COVID economic outlook focusing on the ‘dual circulation’ strategy and its expected impact across the Belt and Road Initiative, domestic markets, tech regulation and heavy industry...
Science & Technology
May 2021
This China Executive Briefing examines China’s growing sci-tech sector with a case study analysis on the development of the domestic hydrogen industry....
14th Five-Year Plan
February 2021
This China Executive Briefing analyses China’s 14th 5-year plan that outlines the prioritisation areas up until 2035 with a focus on the sectors of innovation, climate change and domestic consumption....




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