China Mainland News
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.
Mar 27, 2013
Sergey Radchenko writes in Foreign Policy on Mao and Stalin’s first awkward meeting and what it tells us about Xi Jinping’s confident trip this week to see Vladimir Putin.
Mar 22, 2013
Bloomberg Businessweek recently published an article inspired by and citing work done by the China Environment Forum on the West-East Electricity Transfer Project.
Mar 21, 2013
Wang discussed China’s environmental regulations and the government’s response to climate change. He said that while the government has taken steps to mitigate pollution, far more work needs to be done.
Mar 20, 2013
China is rising as a global power, but the position that top foreign policy officials occupy in the Chinese political system is surprisingly far from the center of power, writes Zheng Wang in this op-ed.
Mar 13, 2013
Waste related to animals, the article quotes, made up about 90 percent of organic pollutants in China’s water.
Mar 06, 2013
Business Insider interviewed CEF Director Jennifer Turner for the article, "Pollution is Costing China's Economy More than $100 Billion a Year."
Mar 06, 2013
On March 5 at 11 am EST, CEF Director Jennifer Turner appeared on National Public Radio’s (NPR) The Diane Rehm Show to discuss the public health and economic costs associated with China's pollution.
Feb 27, 2013
HAPP is pleased to welcome Enrico Fardella, Beijing University, and Ruud van Dijk, University of Amsterdam, to the Wilson Center.
Feb 25, 2013
Nearly 70 percent of water withdrawn in China is for agriculture, while 20 percent is withdrawn to mine, process, and consume coal. By 2020, China’s water use — driven in large part by the 30 percent expected increase in coal-fired power production — will increase dramatically.