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CEF Director Jennifer Turner was Interviewed by BBC on UN New York Climate Conference

On Sep 28, CEF Director Jennifer Turner was interviewed by BBC In the Balance with other environmental experts discussing about global warming. During the interview, Turner commented on China's efforts and ambitions of curbing carbon emission and expanding renewable energy, as well as its water-energy-agriculture nexus.

INFOGRAPHIC: Interlinked U.S.-China Food Trade

China’s Quest for Safe + Secure Food: Boon for U.S. Business?

China is facing a serious food dilemma. Despite being one of the largest grain producers in the world, over the past decade the country has become a leading grain importer. Indeed, the rising demand for meat and resource constraints are pushing China to invest into food companies and arable land overseas. At the same time, China’s food security continues to be haunted by food safety scandals—from melamine-laced milk and spoiled meat to cadmium-contaminated rice. These issues may, however, provide opportunities for U.S.-China collaboration in improving food industry safety.  

CEF Director Jennifer Turner Delivered a Choke Point China Talk at World Water Week

Stockholm, Sweden –CEF Director Jennifer Turner delivered a Choke Point (water-energy-food nexus) China talk at World Water Week in Stockholm. The Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum and Circle of Blue co-hosted the session, Global Choke Point: On the Front Lines of the Water Food Energy Crisis.

CEF Associate, Susan Chan Shifflett, Interviewed by BBC on Heinz Infant Cereal and China's Food Safety

Following a recent scandal in which a McDonald’s supplier distributed expired meat, US food manufacturer Heinz recalled a baby cereal in China which was detected with excessive levels of lead. CEF Program Associate, Susan Chan Shifflett, was interviewed by BBC discussing why food scandals appear so frequently in China. Susan suggested that besides government regulations, large corporations and individual citizens can play an important role to ensuring food safety. 


Platforms, Pipelines & Policies: Energy & Security in China and Asia Pacific

China’s energy investments are on the move, touching nearly every region of the globe from coal and liquefied natural gas imports from Australia to a recent natural gas agreement with Russia and expanded oil drilling in the South China Sea[Video Above]

DC Chinese Film Festival featuring COP SHOP II (差馆II)

Part 1: COP SHOP II  (差馆II)
12pm - 1:30pm, September 5

Lost in Transmission: Distributed Solar Generation in China

In early 2014, the Chinese government laid out an ambitious goal for distributed solar generation—aiming for 14 GW of additional solar capacity over the course of the year, 60 percent of which is to be derived from distributed solar generation capacity rather than utility-scale projects. However, this aggressive goal is facing numerous economic and political difficulties, which resulted in the disappointing fact that in the first half of 2014, half of the 13 provinces in a survey received zero application for distributed solar installation.

CEF Associate, Susan Chan Shifflett, Interviewed by Al Jazeera English TV on China's Food Safety Challenges

Recently, the "fake meat" incident haunted foreign fast food giants in China. Several big names such as McDonald's, KFC and Pizza Hut were involved in this latest scandal. The incident again raised the public attention to continuous food safety issues in China. CEF Program Associate Susan Chan Shifflett was interviewed by Al Jazeera English TV with other experts and NGO workers discussing the political and social reasons and obstacles behind. 

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