China Mainland Publications
China's southwest Yunnan Province lies at the center of Beijing's "Go West" campaign. The province's hydropower, mining, and metallurgy industries, while a boon for the local economy in the short-term, are creating a vicious cycle that pollutes Yunnan’s air and water and threatens the ecosystem in this biodiverse-rich province.
CWIHP is pleased to announce the release of four new documents on Sino-Soviet nuclear cooperation translated into English for the first time. In CWIHP e-Dossier No. 43, Austin Jersild introduces the documents, which illustrate the difficulties of Sino-Soviet military cooperation at the lower levels of exchange and collaboration.
Sustaining U.S.-China Cooperation in Clean Energy (Wilson Center Publication) provides a governmental and private-sector overview of the complex dynamics of competition and cooperation behind U.S. and Chinese national efforts to develop their solar, wind, and other alternative energy industries.
This new research brief looks into an area of China's overseas environmental impact that has been rarely explored: distant water fishing. The brief examines international treaties, China's practice and players, as well as drivers of distant water fishing. It investigates Chinese fleets' environmental impact in west Africa, and suggests strategies for a better governance.
In CWIHP Working Paper No. 67, "Ambivalent Alliance: Chinese Policy towards Indonesia, 1960-1965," Taomo Zhou argues that China and Indonesia enjoyed a remarkably cordial quasi-alliance with one another during the first half of the 1960s, and yet the relationship was beset by domestic social resistance, exemplified by two waves of anti-Chinese protests in Indonesia. Filling in the gaps in this important but understudied period, Zhou challenges the existing nation-state-centered narratives of China’s Cold War experience by combining top-down geopolitical analysis with bottom-up processes, and tracing diplomacy in practice and migration on the ground.
CWIHP is pleased to announce the addition of eight new documents to its online Digital Archive. In CWIHP e-Dossier No. 41, Austin Jersild introduces the collection of Russian documents which show the intense cultural tensions and conflicts that undermined the Sino-Soviet relationship.
In the early 1980s, Brazilian nuclear activities were facing stark challenges. The 1975 Brazil-West German nuclear cooperation agreement had inspired strong opposition from the US and elsewhere. The landmark agreement provided for reactor construction and the transfer of uranium enrichment and plutonium reprocessing capabilities that would give Brazil mastery of the entire nuclear fuel cycle. Officials in Washington viewed the agreement as a major proliferation risk.
This new paper updates the findings of our 2010 Choke Point: U.S. report, which identified the Southwest, Great Plains, and Southeast as the regions at greatest risk of shortages of energy and water. A special focus of this paper is to explore energy production and water supply in Ohio and its neighboring Ohio River Valley states. The development of natural gas and natural gas liquids from deep shale is reshaping long-standing trends in the region’s energy mix, water consumption and treatment patterns, greenhouse gas emissions, and economy.
Asian nations have found it difficult to respond effectively to new transnational security challenges. Resources and technical capacity are scarce, as are cooperation and coordination within and between governments, the private sector, and civil society. New Security Challenges in Asia shows how these threats are less susceptible to traditional diplomacy or military resolution and recommends ways the United States can help Asian nations address them.
CEF is proud to announce that we are launching our first interactive infographic – a map of China’s West-East Electricity Transfer Project. The map underscores China’s energy and water imbalances and the looming choke point China faces in terms of water, food, and energy security. The map also illustrates how consumer goods made in China’s factories along its eastern coast are powered by coal and hydropower in the country’s western provinces.