China’s Deadly Floods in 2016: A Stress Test for Government Capacity
Environment,China
By Gang Chen - 10 Aug 2016

China’s Deadly Floods in 2016: A Stress Test for Government Capacity

In the summer of 2016, China was stricken by devastating floods that affected both the northern and southern parts of the country. Weaknesses in local disaster management departments have been revealed in the various floods-hit areas.
Feeding the Chinese: Wither the Self-Sufficiency Policy?
Society,Environment,China

By Hongzhou Zhang - 18 May 2016

Feeding the Chinese: Wither the Self-Sufficiency Policy?

The Wrath of Mother Earth: What Can We Learn from Recent Earthquakes?
Environment,East Asia

By Wen Xin Lim - 11 May 2016

The Wrath of Mother Earth: What Can We Learn from Recent Earthquakes?

China Making Progress on Climate and Environment Issues
Environment,China

China Making Progress on Climate and Environment Issues

Greenpeace recently released its China air quality survey for the first quarter of 2016 and the results indicate improvements in most parts of the country. PM 2.5 levels across 355 Chinese cities surveyed fell 9 percent as compared to the same period in 2015.
China’s New Species of Environmental Protest
Society,Environment

China’s New Species of Environmental Protest

In 2007, China was taken by surprise when two large mobile phone and Internet-organized demonstrations put the last nail into the coffin of a multi-billion RMB petrochemical project producing para-xylene (PX) in the city of Xiamen.
China and COP21
Environment

China and COP21

On December 12, 2015, 196 nations at COP21, the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, unanimously committed to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions to keep global warming to a maximum increase of 1.5ºC, or failing that, less than 2ºC.
Why China’s Economic “New Normal” Fails to Solve  the Urban Smog Problem
Environment,China

Why China’s Economic “New Normal” Fails to Solve the Urban Smog Problem

The chronic smog problems afflicting major Chinese cities like Beijing and Shanghai have grown even bigger in the past few years while the country’s GDP growth decelerated.
By Gang Chen - 21 Mar 2016 | 1 comments Read more...
Governance of the Mekong River: Is it Doomed?
Environment,Southeast Asia

Governance of the Mekong River: Is it Doomed?

A total of six countries — China, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand — have relied on the Mekong River for generations. This shared use in the absence of clear ownership makes the river a regional transboundary common pool resource.
By Heejin Han - 10 Mar 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
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