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Caixin Media

04.15.2014

New Sichuan Petchem Plant on Shaky Ground

Caixin

A controversial petrochemical project in the southwestern province of Sichuan quietly went into operation in March, but questions about the China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) facility continue to linger.

Caixin Media

03.25.2014

State-Owned Oil Firms Invite Outside Investors

Caixin

Since February, state-owned oil majors have taken steps toward pilots in mixed-share ownership, following central government calls for reforms to state-owned enterprises (SOEs).  

Environment

03.19.2014

Is China Underfunding its ‘War on Pollution’?

chinadialogue

China’s environmental spending showed a year-on-year drop of almost ten percent in 2013, according to the budget report delivered at China’s annual parliamentary gathering.

Environment

03.11.2014

It’s Time to Cooperate on the Yarlung Tsangpo

chinadialogue, Isabel Hilton

This is part of a special series of articles produced by thethirdpole.net on the future of the Yarlung Tsangpo river—one of the world’s great transb

Environment

03.05.2014

Should China Follow in America’s Factory Farming Footsteps?

chinadialogue

The scale of growth in China’s meat production over the past three decades is staggering. Today, one-third of the world’s meat is produced in the country and half of all pigs live there.

Sinica Podcast

03.01.2014

In Line Behind a Billion People

Kaiser Kuo, Jeremy Goldkorn, Damien Ma

This week on Sinica, Kaiser and Jeremy are joined by Damien Ma, author of In Line Behind a Billion People, a new book for China-watchers looking a

Environment

02.26.2014

South-North Water Transfer ‘Not Sustainable,’ Official Says

chinadialogue

The $62 billion South-North Water Transfer Project would be rendered irrelevant if one-third of buildings in Beijing could collect more rainwater and recycle more wastewater, according to a Chinese ministerial official.

Environment

02.12.2014

China Unlikely to Reduce Coal Use in the Next Decade

chinadialogue

Coal will account for no less than sixty percent of China’s total energy use in the next decade, said Zheng Xinye, an energy economist at Renmin University.

Environment

02.05.2014

China’s Future Energy Security Will Depend on Water

chinadialogue

When we think about water use we think about the water we drink, but we also need water to grow food, generate electricity, make our clothes, and extract minerals.

Books

02.05.2014

By All Means Necessary

Elizabeth Economy

In the past thirty years, China has transformed from an impoverished country where peasants comprised the largest portion of the populace to an economic power with an expanding middle class and more megacities than anywhere else on earth

Environment

01.31.2014

Beijing Passes Law to Curb Air Pollution

chinadialogue

China’s first legally binding regulations for reducing PM2.5 levels have been approved by Beijing’s municipal congress.

Environment

01.30.2014

This Chinese Filmmaker Can’t Stop Talking Trash

Sun Yunfan

Documentary filmmaker and photographer Wang Jiuliang spent four years, between 2008 and 2011, documenting over 460 hazardous and mostly illegal landfill sites around Beijing.

Environment

01.21.2014

Real-time Air Quality Data Due from 179 Chinese Cities

chinadialogue

More than 170 cities in China have now joined a real-time air quality disclosure scheme, initiated by the Ministry of Environmental Protection.

Books

01.16.2014

Debating China

Laura Chang

America and China are the two most powerful players in global affairs, and no relationship is more consequential. How they choose to cooperate and compete affects billions of lives.

Environment

01.15.2014

Why Low-Carbon Innovation Matters

chinadialogue

It came as little surprise when Beijing’s environmental authorities

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