Publications

Publication: Sustainable Growth Model

Achieving a Socially Equitable Energy Transition in China

ZHANG Junjie, Donghui LIU, XUE Lan, CHEN Xiduo, WU Honglin; FES Shanghai 2018

by Yannick Ringot

In China, efforts towards an energy transition are increasingly ambitious. But although these policies have ushered in rapid gains in renewable energy, China continues to rely in large part on coal, mainly because of its steadily rising energy consumption which suggests a challenging path for a true clean energy transition. This study on China's energy transition provides a starting point for further analysis.

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Publication: Society and Politics

Different societies, same solutions? A critical reflection on ‘ageing as a burden’ in China and the EU

Authors: Traute Meyer (U. Southampton) and Feng Jin (Fudan U.); FES Shanghai 2018

by Yannick Ringot

For several decades, policy makers in China and the EU have stated that their ageing societies are a burden for their pension systems and that the retirement age should be increased and costs strictly controlled. But is pension retrenchment the only viable response to societal ageing?  

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Publication: Regional and International Affairs

China Radio International (CRI) "Today" Live Interview with Mr. Christoph Pohlmann on important breakthrough in coalition deal in Germany

by Yannick Ringot

Mr. Christoph Pohlmann, Resident Representative for China of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, participated in the live panel discussion of “Today” on February 8th 2018 and shared his views of the results of collapsed talks on forming a coalition government in Germany.

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Publication: Regional and International Affairs

China Radio International (CRI) Live Interview with Mr. Christoph Pohlmann on Brexit and European integration

by BI Qiuchen

Mr. Christoph Pohlmann, Resident Representative for China of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, participated in the live panel discussion of “Today” on March 31st 2017 and shared his views of the implications of Brexit on European integration and the future of the EU in general.

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Publication: Regional and International Affairs

China Radio International (CRI) Live Interview with Mr. Christoph Pohlmann on the Changing World Order

by BI Qiuchen

Mr. Christoph Pohlmann, Resident Representative for China of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, participated in the live panel discussion of “Today” on the topic of the changing world order on February 24th 2017 and shared his views.

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Publication: Regional and International Affairs

The Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation is among the world’s best think tanks

by BI Qiuchen

In the 10th global Think Tank Rankings of University of Pennsylvania, the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation continues to rank among the best think tanks.

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Publication: Regional and International Affairs

The Silk Road Economic Belt: Considering Security Implications and EU–China Cooperation Prospects

by Yannick Ringot

Report by SIPRI on the security implications of the Silk Road Economic Belt and EU-China cooperation

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Publication: Social Justice and Trade Unions

Feminism in China – An Analysis of Advocates, Debates, and Strategies

by Yannick Ringot

This study takes a look at feminism in China over the last century and reveals that feminist movements and arguments at most times have been linked to the nation’s development.

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Publication: Sustainable Growth Model

Sun, Water, Wind: Development of the Energy Transition in Germany

Author: Franz-Josef Brüggemeier; FES Berlin 2015, FES Shanghai March 2016

by Yannick Ringot

The ambitious aim of the German energy transition (“Energiewende”) is to phase out fossil fuels and energy production capacities that are damaging to the climate. Despite the enormous successes of the past years as far as electricity generation is concerned and the continued international interest in Germany’s case, the energy transition has not been a smooth process as it is nothing less than the transformation of industrial society energy system. Explaining this process requires going beyond statistical facts and to also consider the economic, societal, and political context in which the relevant decisions were made. These aspects are explored by the author of the study, Franz-Josef Brüggemeier, Professor at the Department of Economic, Social and Environmental History at the Albert-Ludwig-University in Freiburg, Germany.

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