Share this on Twitter Share this on Facebook Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Sina Weibo Share this on Wechat Share this on LinkedIn Elizabeth Economy is C. V. Starr senior fellow and director for Asia studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, and soon to be Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. She has written numerous books including The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State (2018), By All Means Necessary: How China’s Resource Quest is Changing the World (2014), which she co-authored with Michael Levi, and The River Runs Black: The Environmental Challenge to China’s Future (2004). Economy is a leading expert on China’s foreign policy, including on environmental issues. In this interview, we asked her about how China’s role in the world has evolved in recent years, including the motivations behind its newfound assertiveness and the challenges that will pose for the global order. Elizabeth EconomyIllustration by Kate Copeland Q: How has China’s participation in global governance and international institutions changed in recent years? A: Xi Subscribe or register to read the rest. Registered users can access a limited amount of content for free.Subscribers get full access to: Exclusive longform investigative journalism, Q&As, news and analysis, and data on Chinese business elites and corporations. We publish China scoops you won't find anywhere else. A weekly curated reading list on China from David Barboza, Pulitzer Prize-winning former Shanghai correspondent for The New York Times. A daily roundup of China finance, business and economics headlines. We offer discounts for groups, institutions and students. Go to our Subscriptions page for details.