China Mainland News
CEF Director Jennifer Turner Joins Pacific Institute Heather Cooley Discussing Choke Point Issues in US and China
May 09, 2013
Jennifer Turner speaks at University of Denver Jackson About Water-Energy Confrontations in China.
May 07, 2013
In the 1990s China embarked on a series of political reforms intended to increase, however modestly, political participation to reduce the abuse of power by local officials. Although there was initial progress, these reforms have largely stalled and, in many cases, gone backward. If there were sufficient incentives to inaugurate reform, why wasn't there enough momentum to continue and deepen them? This book approaches this question by looking at a number of promising reforms, understanding the incentives of officials at different levels, and the way the Chinese Communist Party operates at the local level. The short answer is that the sort of reforms necessary to make local officials more responsible to the citizens they govern cut too deeply into the organizational structure of the party.
Apr 26, 2013
Canada Institute Advisory Board member Jim Slutz's working paper for the National Bureau of Asian Research on the growing importance of Asian companies in the development of North American fossil fuels.
Apr 26, 2013
This article mentioned the Cynthia Arnson’s piece on Venezuela published on PBS. “The economy in Venezuela cannot afford anymore the government working as in the Chavez period. Maduro needs to make adjustments in economic policies, especially improving the productive efficiency in the Department of Petroleum,” starts the article in Chinese. (In Chinese)
Apr 18, 2013
This week's "Dialogue at the Wilson Center" will focus on China's rise and the environmental implications of its rapid growth. Host John Milewski will speak with CEF Director Jennifer Turner and Craig Simons, author of the book, The Devouring Dragon: How China’s Rise Threatens Our Natural World.
Apr 15, 2013
An exclusive breakfast round table hosted by China-US Energy Efficiency Alliance on Wednesday, May 22, entitled Unleashing Energy Efficiency in China: Business Successes and Challenges, will discuss the practical insights on doing business in China in the energy efficiency sector.
Apr 10, 2013
The competing demands in Yunnan province bring into question the sustainability of China’s development paradigm and the country’s environmental security.
Latin American Program in the News: América Latina, el nuevo campo de batalla económico entre China y EE UU
Apr 03, 2013
The Wilson Center is mentioned in this article on the economic influence of China in Latin America.
Apr 02, 2013
This article analyzes the image of China in Latin America according to a survey presented in the Wilson Center.
Apr 01, 2013
China’s soaring economy, fueled by an unyielding appetite for coal, is threatened by the country's steadily diminishing freshwater reserves. The United States faces similar water-energy confrontations—over millions of gallons of water are taken from ranchers to develop the deep oil and gas shale reserves of the west and there are battles between Georgia and Florida over diminishing drinking water reserves. Global Choke Point, though, is not necessarily a narrative of doom and gloom. The presentations will examine both the challenges and opportunities presented by these looming choke points.