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Dams and Sustainability in China

July 26, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
Dams, dams, and more dams! China is home to roughly half the world's large dams, and hydropower is set to play a key role in helping China meet its 2020 carbon intensity reduction commitments. Dozens of new large hydro projects are underway across the southwestern part of the country, where steep mountains and big rivers mean great hydro potential. Yet many of those projects are in culturally or ecologically sensitive areas that are home to large concentrations of ethnic minorities, and may involve trans-boundary rivers – all of which bring the long-term sustainability of the projects to the fore.
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Southeast Asia: A New Security Arena Takes Shape

July 20, 2011 // 4:00pm5:15pm
Asia Program
Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Marvin Ott discusses the increasingly tense security environment in Southeast Asia.

The Elephant and the Jaguar: Whither Indo-Latin America Relations?

July 19, 2011 // 9:00am10:30am
Latin American Program
Much has been made of China’s growing presence in the Western Hemisphere. Yet, in the course of the past decade India has become a valued partner of Latin America as well. From 2000 to 2010, Latin America’s diplomatic missions in New Delhi increased from 12 to 18, and India’s in Latin America from 7 to 14. Trade, worth $20 billion in 2010, is growing fast, as is Indian investment in the region. Indian IT companies have been in the lead, but companies in other sectors, from oil to pharmaceuticals, are not far behind. What are the implications of this for Latin America and the Western Hemisphere more generally? What is the significance of the relationship in economic as well as political terms?
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The Beijing Consensus: Fact or Fallacy? Watch the Event Here!

June 30, 2011 // 10:00am11:30am
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
This June 30, 2011 event focused on China's economic outlook for the future. Watch the webcast here!

Averting Toxic Disasters in China

June 23, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
Over the past several years, the Chinese news media has been more active in reporting on lead poisoning cases and cadmium contamination in food. Overall, however, the magnitude of China's toxic pollution problems is not very well understood, which hinders the search for solutions. For example, China uses and releases more mercury than any other country in the world.
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Chinese Foreign Direct Investment: Is It a Threat to the United States, Domestically or Globally?

June 21, 2011 // 10:00am12:00pm
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
Is Chinese FDI in America a good thing? Or does it pose a threat to the United States, and if so, why? Our speakers, both leading experts on the Chinese economy, debated these critical and timely issues. Watch the webcast here!
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Will Religion Challenge the Chinese State?

June 13, 2011 // 4:00pm5:15pm
Asia Program
André Laliberté discusses religion in China and whether it presents a challenge to the Chinese State.

Scramble with a New Africa: Comparing Strategies and Policies for the Future of Africa

June 13, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
The relationship of Africa with the rest of the world is undergoing a fascinating transformation. While more than ever, economists point to the potential of Africa's development, the strategic community is often reducing its focus on the rising role of China and other emerging powers in the extraction of natural resources on the African continent.
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Environmental Legal Advocates Pushing the Public Interest

June 09, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
Enforcement of environmental laws has long been a major challenge in China, where severe water, air, and soil pollution problems are causing increasing health problems across the country. A new tool that lawyers and NGOs in China have begun to explore is the use of public interest law cases to push for better enforcement of pollution control regulations.

The Forgotten Renewable: Biogas

May 24, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
China's status as number one emitter of CO2 is fairly common knowledge, but less heralded in the newspapers or global climate talks is that China's anthropogenic methane emissions are also first in the world. Methane is a greenhouse gas that is 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide. A large percentage of China's anthropogenic methane emissions come from agriculture (manure management); coal mines; landfills; and natural gas and oil systems.

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