Charles Parton OBE

Charles Parton is a James Cook Associate Fellow in Indo-Pacific Geopolitics at the Council on Geostrategy. He spent 22 years of his 37-year diplomatic career in the British Diplomatic Service working in or on China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

19 May 2022

China’s Communist Youth League: Eternally young at a hundred

Charles Parton OBE examines how Xi Jinping sees the Communist Youth League at 100 as crucial for winning the hearts and minds of the young
5 April 2022

China: Between the National People’s Congress and the Party Congress

Charles Parton OBE explores the main political and social angles of the Chinese Communist Party’s ‘Two Sessions’ in 2022
7 March 2022

After the invasion: The future of China-Russia relations

In the second part of this two-part series, Charles Parton OBE assesses the impact of the invasion of Ukraine on China-Russia relations
3 March 2022

China-Russia relations: Before the invasion of Ukraine

In the first part of this two-part series, Charles Parton OBE explores the relationship between China and Russia prior to the invasion of Ukraine
4 February 2022

E27: Watching China with Charles Parton OBE

In Episode 27, Viktorija speaks with Charles Parton OBE about his recent Explainer on watching China as well as the Beijing Winter Olympics
11 March 2022

China watching in the ‘New Era’: A guide

Charles Parton OBE provides a practical guide to ‘watch’, analyse and understand the People’s Republic of China
15 December 2021

Conclusions from the Sixth Plenum

Charles Parton assesses the outcomes of the Sixth Plenum, not least whether Xi Jinping secured his position at the head of the Chinese Communist Party
28 November 2021

Outcomes of the Biden-Xi virtual summit

Charles Parton analyses the discussion points and outcomes of the virtual summit between President Biden and General Secretary Xi
11 March 2022

The Chinese Communist Party’s Sixth Plenum

Charles Parton OBE explains what the Chinese Communist Party’s Sixth Plenum, which will be held between 8th and 11th November 2021, is likely to achieve
11 March 2022

Empty threats? Policymaking amidst Chinese pressure

Charles Parton explains how the United Kingdom can make policy despite pressure from the Chinese Communist Party