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10.27.2014

Rise and Fall of a Coal Boomtown

Caixin

Some 187 kilometers west of Taiyuan, capital of the northern province of Shanxi, the city of Luliang is located on the dry and gullied Loess Plateau in the upper and middle reaches of the Yellow River. The city, which covers 21,143 square...

Environment

10.23.2014

Tesla-Unicom Deal Could Spark China’s Electric Vehicle Market

chinadialogue

Electric vehicle firm Tesla’s major new deal with China Unicom to build EV charging infrastructure unites what is seemingly the only EV success story, pursuing a business model targeting elite customers, with China’s second largest mobile...

Environment

10.02.2014

China ‘Not Ready to be a World Leader’ on Climate Change

chinadialogue

The U.N. Climate Summit 2014 in New York last week passed, as expected, with public statements of intent but no sign of firm commitments to reducing climate emissions. If a deal is to be reached in Paris next year, at the latest “last hope...

Environment

09.25.2014

New York Climate Summit Fails to Bridge Rich-Poor Divide

chinadialogue

India reiterated its need to develop, China listed the steps it was taking and the United States repeated that all countries should control greenhouse-gas emissions. Despite notable advances in many areas, the special climate summit...

Conversation

09.19.2014

China and Climate Change: What’s Next?

Angel Hsu, Barbara A. Finamore

Climate Week at the United Nations General Assembly is upon us and we asked a group of experts to bring us up-to-date about the areas where progress on climate change looks most possible for China, now the world’s largest emitter of...

Environment

09.19.2014

Here’s How This Giant Chinese Forest Disappeared

Michael Zhao

In early August, Greenpeace China’s forest campaigner Wu Hao wrote a piece in the environmental section of the newspaper Southern Weekly about China’s astonishing rate of deforestation. He posted dramatic before and after satellite images...

Caixin Media

09.16.2014

Grappling with Ammonia in China’s Haze

Caixin

Chicken farmers and auto designers follow different career paths, but soon both may be changing how they do their jobs as part of a campaign to clean up China’s polluted air. Emissions from poultry waste and auto engines alike can contain...

Environment

09.10.2014

The Dark Side of the Boom

chinadialogue, Isabel Hilton

Just over a year ago, in July 2013, a report published in the U.S. journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, put the health impacts of air pollution in China into an unusually clear framework: residents of south China, the...

Photo Gallery

09.03.2014

Xinjiang Unsettled

Gilles Sabrié

My first trip to Xinjiang was in 1995; it was also my first trip to China. The UN’s World Conference on Women was taking place in Beijing and I could only manage to secure a visa for China on the condition that I would not go to Beijing (...

Environment

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...

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