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04.16.2014

Ten Steps to Cleaner Air in China’s Cities

chinadialogue

Earlier this year, former San Francisco planning advisor Eugene Leong looked at the legacy of air pollution in San Francisco. Here he draws out ten key policy lessons for China’s leadership.

Environment

04.10.2014

With Dietary Shift, China Facing Health Crisis

chinadialogue

Tom Levitt: What are the dietary changes going on in China today?

Environment

04.03.2014

China’s Air Pollution Reporting is Misleading

chinadialogue

China’s air pollution is being reported in a misleading way, blocking public understanding and enabling official inaction.

Caixin Media

03.04.2014

Henan Villagers Seek Justice in Hepatitis C Scandal

Caixin

Villagers from a county in the central province of Henan say they are still seeking justice almost two years after a doctor admitted reusing syringes and nearly 1,000 people were found to have hepatitis C.

Environment

02.28.2014

Citizen Sues Local Government for Failing to Curb Air Pollution

chinadialogue

Although residents in Northern China are no strangers to dirty air, a man from the smog-enshrouded Hebei province has decided to take the local environmental authority to court for failing to control air pollution.

Sinica Podcast

02.24.2014

The Disabled in China

Kaiser Kuo, Jeremy Goldkorn, James Palmer

This week on Sinica, Kaiser and Jeremy are joined by James Palmer and John Giszczack for a discussion of the disabled in China.

Environment

02.19.2014

Water Pollution: More Difficult to Fix Than Dirty Air?

chinadialogue

Although China’s air pollution keeps making headlines, its water pollution is just as urgent a problem.

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.

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

01.29.2014

Banned Toxins Found in Kids’ Clothes Made in China

chinadialogue

Toxic chemicals have been found in children’s clothes sold by Burberry, Adidas, Disney, and nine other brands, according to a report

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.

Environment

01.08.2014

The Drying Up of China’s Largest Freshwater Lake

chinadialogue

When Jiang Minsheng moored his fishing boat on the eastern shore of Jiangxi’s Poyang L

Other

12.26.2013

2013 Year in Review

The Editors

As the year draws to a close, we want to take a moment to look back at some of the stories ChinaFile published in 2013. We hope you’ll find something that interests you to read—or watch—over the holidays.

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