Charles Parton

Charles Parton OBE 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.

Charlie Parton

China-European Union relations: Expectations for 2024 and beyond

Charles Parton assesses the state of relations between the European Union and the People’s Republic of China in 2024 and beyond

China’s 2024 Third Plenum: Great Expectations or Hard Times?

Charles Parton assesses the potential deliberations of the Chinese Communist Party’s Third Plenum, which is due to be held in July 2024

Taiwan under Lai: The CCP’s prospects for ‘unification’

Elizabeth Lindley and Charles Parton analyse the challenges facing the CCP’s prospects of 'unification' with Taiwan under President Lai

Xi Jinping’s visit to Europe

Charles Parton reflects on Xi Jinping’s visit to Europe and what it says about the direction of Europe-China relations going forward

Chinese politics in 2024: Indications from the ‘Two Sessions’

Charles Parton investigates the political priorities of the CCP for the rest of 2024 in light of this year’s ‘Two Sessions’

Chinese cellular (IoT) modules: Countering the threat

Charles Parton OBE investigates the threat Chinese CIMs pose to the UK as well as other free and open countries

Plateau China: Reform in the ten years after the Third Plenum of 2013

Charles Parton analyses what to expect at the Third Plenum of 2023, and where China stands ten years after the Third Plenum of 2013

Charles Parton examines China’s role in Russia’s war against Ukraine

Our Associate Fellow is interviewed on Frontline by Times Radio to discuss China’s role in Russia’s war against Ukraine

The ISC report on China: Progress, yet consolidation needed

Charles Parton argues that the ISC report on China shows Britain’s progress in recognising the China challenge, but that more is to be done

Negotiating with Chinese – some practical considerations

Charles Parton OBE gives advice for undertaking negotiations with representatives of the Chinese Communist Party