Beijing’s power push facing increasing pushback: 2018 China Yearbook

As China seeks to expand its domestic and global power, Beijing is facing increasing pushback from both internal and external forces, according to The Australian National University’s 2018 China Story Yearbook.

China’s rising power is the focus of the new book which launches Thursday.

The influential China Story Yearbook is an annual collection of essays on China’s economy, law, environment, Internet, medicine, religion, education, foreign affairs, and culture.

The book’s editor Associate Professor Jane Golley said the growth of Chinese military and technological capability are among the topics given in-depth analysis.

“From its growing military might and rise as a global ‘techno-power’ to the clamp-down on feminists and young Marxists, the book surveys how the Chinese Party-state wields its hard, sharp and soft power,” she said.

“It also explores how Chinese citizens, diaspora communities, foreign companies and governments around the world are pushing back against the state’s expansion of power, often with limited success.

“This is essential reading for anyone trying to understand China’s place in a rapidly changing world, in which power struggles – both within China and beyond its borders – are bound to intensify in the years ahead.”

China Story Yearbook 2018: Power is produced by the ANU Australian Centre on China in the World.

Media are invited to attend Thursday’s launch.


WHO: Associate Professor Jane Golley, Editor of the 2018 China Story Yearbook

WHAT: Launch of the 2018 China Story Yearbook

WHERE: T2, Kambri Cultural Precinct (144), ANU

WHEN: 5:45pm Thursday, 11 April,

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