Staff from China National Nuclear Corporation Southwestern Institute of Physics work in the vacuum chamber of the HL-2M Tokamak, China’s new-generation “artificial sun” in Chengdu, Sichuan province, on May 27, 2019. Nuclear technology is one of the areas covered by China’s new export control law. Photo: CNNC Southwestern Institute of Physics/Xinhua Staff from China National Nuclear Corporation Southwestern Institute of Physics work in the vacuum chamber of the HL-2M Tokamak, China’s new-generation “artificial sun” in Chengdu, Sichuan province, on May 27, 2019. Nuclear technology is one of the areas covered by China’s new export control law. Photo: CNNC Southwestern Institute of Physics/Xinhua
Staff from China National Nuclear Corporation Southwestern Institute of Physics work in the vacuum chamber of the HL-2M Tokamak, China’s new-generation “artificial sun” in Chengdu, Sichuan province, on May 27, 2019. Nuclear technology is one of the areas covered by China’s new export control law. Photo: CNNC Southwestern Institute of Physics/Xinhua
Bob Savic
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Opinion

The View by Bob Savic

Are China’s export control law and the RCEP pulling in different directions? Not quite

  • Even as the world’s largest free-trade deal was being negotiated, China was drafting its export control law. This indicates that while Beijing is emphasising economic integration within Asia, its position is more defensive towards countries further afield

Staff from China National Nuclear Corporation Southwestern Institute of Physics work in the vacuum chamber of the HL-2M Tokamak, China’s new-generation “artificial sun” in Chengdu, Sichuan province, on May 27, 2019. Nuclear technology is one of the areas covered by China’s new export control law. Photo: CNNC Southwestern Institute of Physics/Xinhua Staff from China National Nuclear Corporation Southwestern Institute of Physics work in the vacuum chamber of the HL-2M Tokamak, China’s new-generation “artificial sun” in Chengdu, Sichuan province, on May 27, 2019. Nuclear technology is one of the areas covered by China’s new export control law. Photo: CNNC Southwestern Institute of Physics/Xinhua
Staff from China National Nuclear Corporation Southwestern Institute of Physics work in the vacuum chamber of the HL-2M Tokamak, China’s new-generation “artificial sun” in Chengdu, Sichuan province, on May 27, 2019. Nuclear technology is one of the areas covered by China’s new export control law. Photo: CNNC Southwestern Institute of Physics/Xinhua
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Bob Savic

Bob Savic

Bob Savic is a senior research fellow at the Global Policy Institute, London, UK.