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Xiong’an New Area: 1,000 Years of Government Intervention
April 07, 2018
Xiong’an New Area: 1,000 Years of Government Intervention
1,000 years before Xi Jinping proclaimed the Xiong'an New Area, the Northern Song Dynasty turned the area into a swamp.
Xiong’an New Area: 1,000 Years of Government Intervention
Tough Tasks for China’s New Environment Ministry
March 17, 2018
Tough Tasks for China’s New Environment Ministry
Beijing is fundamentally changing its environmental governance, but will it work?
Tough Tasks for China’s New Environment Ministry
China's Massive Government Overhaul: What You Need to Know
March 14, 2018
China's Massive Government Overhaul: What You Need to Know
A brief rundown of the changes and what they reveal about Beijing's priorities and ambitions.
China's Massive Government Overhaul: What You Need to Know
Getting Energy Right in US China Policy
December 14, 2017
Getting Energy Right in US China Policy
The U.S. energy sector will be central to any economic compromise or confrontation between Washington and Beijing.
Getting Energy Right in US China Policy
China Cleans up Its Act on Environmental Enforcement
December 09, 2017
China Cleans up Its Act on Environmental Enforcement
China's latest environmental crackdown actually has teeth – and it's not ending any time soon.
China Cleans up Its Act on Environmental Enforcement
China’s Effective Greens and Gaps in Climate Activism
September 04, 2017
China’s Effective Greens and Gaps in Climate Activism
The pragmatic approach preferred by environmental activists is put to the test by the crisis of climate change.
China’s Effective Greens and Gaps in Climate Activism
China’s ‘Clean Coal’ Power: Viable Model or Cautionary Tale?
July 01, 2017
China’s ‘Clean Coal’ Power: Viable Model or Cautionary Tale?
Efforts to develop higher efficiency coal plants are being held back by regional differences in energy development.
China’s ‘Clean Coal’ Power: Viable Model or Cautionary Tale?
Modernizing Nature: China’s Yellow River Delta Reserve
December 03, 2016
Modernizing Nature: China’s Yellow River Delta Reserve
The nature reserve is a testing ground for competing ideas of economic development, nature, and conservation.
Modernizing Nature: China’s Yellow River Delta Reserve
BRICS Face $51 Billion Annual Shortfall for Clean Energy
November 19, 2016
BRICS Face $51 Billion Annual Shortfall for Clean Energy
BRICS countries need to increase investment in low-carbon energy to meet climate targets, according to a recent report.
BRICS Face $51 Billion Annual Shortfall for Clean Energy
China's Tangled Environmental History
November 05, 2016
China's Tangled Environmental History
Qing Dynasty conquests led to an unprecedented rush for resources, but also laid the roots for modern conservation.
China's Tangled Environmental History
The Trouble With China’s War on Pollution
August 27, 2016
The Trouble With China’s War on Pollution
Enforcement remains a major problem.
The Trouble With China’s War on Pollution
China's Quest for Clean Tech
April 29, 2016
China's Quest for Clean Tech
Mark L. Clifford on China, renewable energy, and economic growth.
China's Quest for Clean Tech
China Puts an Emergency Stop on Coal Power Construction
April 07, 2016
China Puts an Emergency Stop on Coal Power Construction
China’s energy sector is lumbering under the weight of a coal power glut, prompting the central government to step in.
China Puts an Emergency Stop on Coal Power Construction
4 Takeaways from China's Economic Blueprint
March 08, 2016
4 Takeaways from China's Economic Blueprint
What's different -- and what's not -- about China's economic planning for the next five years.
4 Takeaways from China's Economic Blueprint
China Paves Way for Slowing Global Emissions
December 08, 2015
China Paves Way for Slowing Global Emissions
A projected decline in global emissions is largely due to China's reduced coal use, a new study concludes.
China Paves Way for Slowing Global Emissions
NGOs Win China's First Public Interest Environmental Lawsuit
November 14, 2015
NGOs Win China's First Public Interest Environmental Lawsuit
The case shows it's possible for environmental NGOs to win victories in court -- if they can get their cases heard.
NGOs Win China's First Public Interest Environmental Lawsuit
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