Policy Article

Chinas Energy Transition: Problem or Possibility for the German Mittelstand?


  • DU
  • L.
  • Hanley
  • A.
Publication Date

In tandem with the current climate talks in Glasgow (COP26), Aoife Hanley and her co-author Limin DU (Zheijiang University, China) draw  on their research experience of China's carbon footprint, to write an opinion piece for the Deutscher Mittelstands-Bund (DMB). Highlights include evaluating how China's controversial Belt and Road Initiative work together with German container shipping to reduce carbon emissions.

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JEL Classification
F64, L91, P18, Q53, R11

Key Words

  • 5-year plan
  • Belt and Road initiative
  • China
  • Mittelstand