The scene from the restaurant window looked like I was in a holiday resort on a beautiful beach. Except it was the restaurant of a coal power plant built by China Resources Power near Shanwei in Guangdong Province. Power plant...
China is making significant headway in preventing toxic algal blooms, by decreasing a pollutant — phosphorus — in its lakes. Phosphorus, a mineral and an ingredient in farm fertilizer runoff that can prompt algae to multiply, dropped 60 percent in...
When President Donald Trump yanked America's support for the Paris Climate Accords, pundits were quick to hail China as the world's new environmental leader. Two veteran journalists wrote that the decision was “the greatest strategic gift to the Chinese,...
The real opportunity is in rooftop solar, not just renewable megaprojects. It's a common sight in rural China: rows and rows of low-rise apartment buildings, oftentopped by solar water heaters the size of kitchen tables. By one estimate, 30 million...
China and the EU will forge an alliance to take a leading role in tackling climate change in response to Donald Trump’s expected decision to pull the US out of the historic Paris agreement. Trump tweeted on Wednesday night that...
The South China Sea lies squarely in the tropics. You’ll find a few hundred reefs and atolls in the 3.5 million-square-kilometer tract of water extending from Taiwan nearly to the equator. Six governments claim all or parts of the...
Until recently, China and India have been cast as obstacles, at the very least reluctant conscripts, in the battle against climate change. That reputation looks very much out-of-date now that both countries have greatly accelerated their investments in cost-effective...
You can't get too attached to things in Beijing. Your favourite restaurant, cafe, bar, park bench, row of trees, basketball court could be there one day and obliterated the next. The current wave of destruction in the Chinese capital is...
The Chinese Government has delivered on a promise to ban the ivory trade by starting to close some of the 34 licensed carving factories and 130 retailers. Key points: Chinese government to close licensed ivory traders and carving factories Move...
By Huang Yiping Official and unofficial economic data confirms that the Chinese economy stabilized in mid-2016. But there is disagreement about the country’s growth outlook moving forward. Three important forces are likely to shape economic trends in 2017: Developments in the...
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Liang Jing: Political Logic of the Fu Zhenghua Case

Billionaire Guo Wengui, a real estate magnate with ties to the Ministry of State Security, has launched an offensive against Beijing by lobbing a...

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