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08.13.2014

Can a Pollution-Tracking App Kickstart Transparency?

chinadialogue

It seems counter-intuitive that publicly available data needs grassroots activists to make it accessible. Yet, in a sea of regulations and information, official environmental information can be difficult to parse. The risk of information...

Environment

08.07.2014

What to Do About China’s Polluted Farmland?

chinadialogue, Caixin

While the extent of China’s soil pollution crisis is becoming clearer, the consensus on what to do next is still lacking. The results of the state soil survey earlier this year were damning: 16.1% of sampling points nationwide were in...

Books

08.06.2014

China’s Second Continent

Howard W. French

An exciting, hugely revealing account of China’s burgeoning presence in Africa—a developing empire already shaping, and reshaping, the future of millions of people. 

Environment

07.17.2014

China Faces Long Battle to Clean Polluted Soil

chinadialogue

This is the third of a special three-part series of investigations jointly run by chinadialogue and Yale Environment 360 with the support of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. You can also read parts one and two.

Environment

06.27.2014

Germany’s Renewables Paradox a Warning Sign for China

chinadialogue

From the hay field behind his house, Gunter Jurischka points out the solar panels glittering from the town’s rooftops and the towering wind turbines spinning lazily on the horizon. Thanks to Germany’s now famous Energiewende (or “energy...

Environment

06.19.2014

What China Should Say at the U.N. Climate Change Summit

chinadialogue

With a little more than 100 days to go, countries are gearing up for Ban Ki-moon’s New York climate summit, the first climate convention of world leaders since Copenhagen and a meeting that aims to catalyze new commitments and mobilize...

Environment

05.15.2014

Anti-Chinese Sentiment on Rise in Myanmar

chinadialogue

The Shwe pipeline shaves an angry bald strip across the red clay hills and disappears into the morning mist. A sign hanging above an area cordoned off by bamboo fencing warns in English, “Severe punishment on pipeline destruction.”

Conversation

05.07.2014

How is China Doing in Africa?

Tendai Musakwa, Kathleen McLaughlin, Cobus van Staden

On his current weeklong tour of Ethiopia, Nigeria, Angola, and Kenya, Premier Li Keqiang announced a new $12 billion aid package intended to address China’s “growing pains” in Africa. China is by turns lauded for bringing development to...

Environment

04.30.2014

China’s Environmental Law Good on Paper

chinadialogue

China’s environmental protection law, which stirred great controversy during its amendment process, has finally been passed. The updated law makes significant progress in the area of public interest litigation and strengthens the...

Caixin Media

04.23.2014

Graft Inquiry at CNPC Uncovers Shady Deal

Caixin

A little-known deal related to an equally little-known, yet highly productive oilfield has come to light as a graft investigation unfolds at oil giant China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC). A businessman with strong ties to officials is...

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. The project is in Pengzhou, a...

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).   After the Chinese New Year, China Petroleum and Chemical...

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 transboundary rivers—which starts on the Tibetan Plateau before passing through India and ...

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