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China’s Water Watchdogs

March 20, 2012 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
China is home to some of the most polluted rivers and lakes in the world. Through stricter water pollution control laws and new targets in the 12th Five-Year Plan, the Chinese government has intensified pressure on cities and industries to curb water pollution and wastage. Enforcement of such top-down initiatives remains challenging, but the Chinese environmental NGO community has been pursuing a broader range of tactics to improve water protection efforts—ranging from increasing transparency and information disclosure and conducting third party audits, to public interest law cases and public education campaigns. At this March 20th CEF meeting, Kristen McDonald from Pacific Environment will introduce the diverse and increasingly effective strategies being used by Chinese NGOs in to protect water and communities from pollution. Then Susan Keane from NRDC will discuss NRDC’s innovative Clean by Design program, which is designed to use the buying power of multinational apparel retailers and brands as a lever to reduce the environmental impacts of their suppliers abroad.

Two for One: A New Co-control Approach for Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in China

March 14, 2012 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
Please join us for an insightful conversation with two researchers, Hu Tao and Mao Xianqiang, who will discuss how these co-control methods serve MEP in implementing the current 12th Five-Year Plan targets and the new air quality standards and the understand the prospects of some on-the-ground pilot projects in cities and the power sector in China.
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China and Coexistence: Beijing's National Security Strategy for the Twenty-First Century

March 12, 2012 // 4:00pm5:15pm
Asia Program
"Peaceful coexistence," long a key phrase in China’s strategic thinking, is a constructive doctrine that offers China a path for influencing the international system. So argues Liselotte Odgaard in this timely analysis of China's national security strategy in the context of its foreign policy practice. China’s program of peaceful coexistence emphasizes absolute sovereignty and non-interference in the internal affairs of other states. Odgaard suggests that China’s policy of working within the international community and with non-state actors such as the UN aims to win for China greater power and influence without requiring widespread exercise of military or economic pressure.

Secure Land Rights and Biodiversity Protection in China

March 07, 2012 // 9:30am11:30am
China Environment Forum
The premier’s prioritization of land reforms stems from the fact that as China’s urban and industrial sectors continue to grow, China is now suffering one of the worst rural-urban income gaps in the world. At least 120 million people still live under the international poverty line, with the vast majority residing in the countryside. Moreover, more than 4 million rural people every year lose their most important assets – land – due to government takings. On March 7th, Roy Prosterman and Zhu Keliang from Landesa will give a presentation based on a unique field study produced collaboratively by Landesa (formerly known as the Rural Development Institute), China Renmin University, and Michigan State University. And Megan Kram from The Nature Conservancy will discuss highlights from the book she authored: Protecting China’s Biodiversity – A Guide to Land Use, Land Tenure, and Land Protection Tools.
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Behind the Deadlock: The U.S., the PRC, the U.K. and the Issue of the POWs during the Korean War

February 29, 2012 // 12:30pm1:30pm
Cold War International History Project
Youzhen Xu, Wilson Center ECNU Scholar will give a presentation on the U.S., the PRC, the UK and the issue of Korean War POWs.

Offsite Conference: “North Korea’s Cold War”

February 27, 2012 // 8:45am6:00pm
North Korea International Documentation Project
The North Korea International Documentation Project and The Ohio State University recently hosted an academic conference entitled "North Korea’s Cold War."
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Stepping Lighter? Environmental and Social Impacts of China’s Overseas Oil, Mineral, and Gas Investments

January 13, 2012 // 10:00am12:00pm
China Environment Forum
To get the New Year rolling here at the Wilson Center, we start off with a CEF meeting on Friday January 13th (10:00-12:00) discussing the drivers and ecological impacts of China’s overseas investments in the oil and mining sectors. Our three speakers—Erica Downs (Brookings); Adina Matisoff (Friends of Earth); and Derek Scissors (The Heritage Foundation)—will share case studies and insights into Chinese investments in oil and minerals, as well as trends in China Development Bank loans and the financing of energy projects overseas.
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China in the World/The World in China

November 16, 2011 // 9:30am11:00am
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
How is it that the Communist Party in China remains in power more than 20 years after the collapse of the Berlin Wall and changes in Moscow triggered confident talk of an impending "Leninist Extinction"? What kind of impact on the world is China's economic boom and rising influence in global affairs having?
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Why Taiwan Matters: Small Island, Global Powerhouse

November 09, 2011 // 4:00pm5:15pm
Asia Program
In an upcoming Asia Program book launch of Shelley Rigger’s, "Why Taiwan Matters," Rigger explores Taiwan's importance to China, the United States, and the world.
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Book Discussion: The Oil Prince's Legacy: Rockefeller Philanthropy in China

November 02, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Asia Program
Read about Mary Brown Bullock's new book, "The Oil Prince's Legacy: Rockefeller Philanthropy in China."

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