We mark the publication of "lucky" issue eight (ba ba ba, fa fa fa) of the China Environment Series (CES) with a new look which includes shadow images of the five elements of natural phenomena in traditional Chinese philosophy (metal, wood, water, fire, and earth).

In this issue, while we continue to address the many types of--and opportunities for-- U.S.-China energy and environmental cooperation, we have increasingly been expanding our scope to look at how other countries are working in China. Our authors have examined more deeply China's evolving internal environmental governance structures from emerging NGO trends to new public participation mechanisms. This issue offers new insights into environmental conflict resolution and environmental health.