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CEF Director Jennifer Turner Interviewed by Deutsche Welle

Jul 30, 2013
China recently unveiled yet another massive plan to combat air pollution, a source of growing concern in the country. CEF Director Jennifer Turner examines how ordinary citizens are voicing their discontent.

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Investigates China's Water Challenge

Jul 24, 2013
Dr. Elizabeth Economy from Council on Foreign Relations testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs and talked about China's water challenge and its implications for the U.S. rebalance to Asia.

Corporate Conquistadores: Peru’s Mineral Extraction Industry Boosts Economy While Rural Poor Continue To Suffer – Analysis

Jul 23, 2013
This analysis on Peru’s reliance on the mining sector cites a Wilson Center report, “China, Latin America, and the United States: The New Triangle.”

CEF Gets Published!

Jul 18, 2013
Asian Policy published a piece penned by the CEF team! Jennifer Turner, Susan Shifflett, and Robert Batten co-authored “China’s Upstream Advantage in the Great Himalayan Watershed” in the 16th issue of the National Bureau of Asian Research’s Asian Policy.

Minegolia: China and Mongolia's Mining Boom

Jul 16, 2013
Mongolia and China's northern region have witnessed a rapid spike in GDP growth due to an increase in coal mining operations. This research brief is the first installment of a China Environment Forum examination of the sustainability of such coal mining in light of growing water-energy confrontation in Mongolia.

China Shifting Balance of Power in Nile River Basin

Jul 12, 2013
China pivots towards northern Africa in its unprecedented wave of hydro-infrastructure development.

Changing South Korea-China equations and Japan

Jul 10, 2013
Inter-state relations in the Northeast Asian region have changed drastically in recent years thanks to the rapidly evolving new equations among China, Japan and South Korea. The visit made by the newly elected South Korean President Park Geun-hye to Beijing in the last week of June highlighted the changing strategic equations between South Korea and China.

At the Desert’s Edge’ Gives a Glimpse of China’s Massive Desertification Challenge

Jul 03, 2013
At the Desert’s Edge, a new short documentary from the Asia Society and filmmaker Jonah Kessel, explains the challenges and efforts to combat desertification in Kulun Qi, a dry area in northeastern Inner Mongolia.

Taiwan and Sunnylands: The Dog That Didn’t Bark

Jun 27, 2013
Asia Program director Robert M. Hathaway notes Taiwan’s disappearance (for the moment) as a major source of Sino-American friction – at the recent Sunnylands “shirtsleeve conference” between Presidents Obama and Xi, the island seems to have been little more than an afterthought. Yet even as we seek to create the basis for a long-term workable relationship with Beijing, he cautions, we should not forget old friends in Taiwan.

CEF Director Jennifer Turner Cited by The Christian Science Monitor

Jun 25, 2013
The Christian Science Monitor recently published an article citing Dr. Jennifer Turner in a discussion about clean energy development.

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