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China has paid a heavy price for its large-scale industrialisation. While it has driven China’s economic growth, China’s use of fossil fuels has resulted in unhealthy urban pollution. This has encouraged the Chinese government to re-assess its reliance on fossil fuels and focus on renewable energy technologies. How is China improving environmental conditions in big cities? What are the geopolitical reasons behind China’s shift towards greener energy? Will China overtake the United States as the global leader in green technology? Can China’s experience in developing and implementing green technology be applied to other developing countries? What are the opportunities for Australia? John Mathews, Professor of Strategy at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, joins Bob Carr, Director of the Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at the University of Technology Sydney to discuss China’s role in the global green shift.