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Environmental Protest Breaks out in China’s Wuhan City
July 04, 2019

Environmental Protest Breaks out in China’s Wuhan City

By Kendra Brock
Wuhan residents protested the construction of a waste-to-energy plant, repeating a pattern seen elsewhere in China in recent years.

Can China Be the Saving Grace at COP24?
December 13, 2018

Can China Be the Saving Grace at COP24?

By Prarthana Basu
Beijing’s capacity – and willingness – to lead on climate change are being tested.
Does China Still Want to Be a Global Environmental Leader?
October 27, 2018

Does China Still Want to Be a Global Environmental Leader?

By Li Shuo
Amid tensions with the United States, there are dark clouds ahead of China’s climate agenda.

The Stumbling Blocks to China's Green Transition
April 21, 2018

The Stumbling Blocks to China's Green Transition

By Daniel de Oliveira Vasconcelos
How fast can China develop a “green, low carbon power system”?

The Quest to Save China’s Finless Porpoises
March 21, 2018

The Quest to Save China’s Finless Porpoises

By Na Zhang
Finless porpoises are disappearing from the Yangtze River and East China Sea. One woman is trying to save them.

Tough Tasks for China’s New Environment Ministry
March 17, 2018

Tough Tasks for China’s New Environment Ministry

By Jackson Ewing
Beijing is fundamentally changing its environmental governance, but will it work?

What Did China's 'Green Teams' Accomplish?
February 10, 2018

What Did China's 'Green Teams' Accomplish?

By Leigh Wedell
China's green inspection teams just wrapped up a two-year, nationwide inspection.
What Caused China’s Squeeze on Natural Gas?
January 01, 2018

What Caused China’s Squeeze on Natural Gas?

By Li Jing
A program to ban coal heating and switch to gas left households in the cold. What happened?

Modern China and the 2 Great Mountains
December 07, 2017

Modern China and the 2 Great Mountains

By Kerry Brown
Feudalism and imperialism are gone, but China faces new 'mountains': social and environmental issues.

China’s Effective Greens and Gaps in Climate Activism
September 04, 2017

China’s Effective Greens and Gaps in Climate Activism

By Fengshi Wu
The pragmatic approach preferred by environmental activists is put to the test by the crisis of climate change.

12 Regions of China: Why the Center Still Reigns Supreme
July 31, 2017

12 Regions of China: Why the Center Still Reigns Supreme

By John Lee
While China can be conceptualized as 12 distinct regions, that doesn't mean the country is going to split apart.
China 'Urgently' Bans Foreign Trash Imports
July 20, 2017

China 'Urgently' Bans Foreign Trash Imports

By Charlotte Gao
The U.S. and Japan are the two biggest exporters of plastic waste to China.

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