Category: Environment

Renewables

China's solar energy capacity has grown by 500 percent since 2012.

/ June 14, 2016

After Paris Climate Agreement, What’s Next?

When it comes to forging international agreements the U.S. and Europe are oceans apart from China and Russia in their politics. At the UN, when there is the need for unanimity on the Security Council for action China and Russia...

/ June 8, 2016

Shifting Gears: Investing in China’s Electric Vehicles Market

China now outranks the United States in one more category: sales of new-energy vehicles (NEVs). In 2015, China produced and sold more than 300,000 NEVs, a more than 300 percent annual increase, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers...

/ June 6, 2016

Citizen Suits: A Watershed Moment In Environmental Litigation?

As part of China’s effort to emphasize environmental protection, the amended Environmental Protection Law (EPL) went into effect a little more than a year ago. The revisions not only increased public participation, but also enhanced environmental organizations’ ability to file...

/ May 13, 2016

China’s Agricultural Policy and the Urban Labor Shortage

Chinese policymakers’ aim to modernize the country’s agriculture industry and land ownership system could have drastic consequences on the landscape of the workforce.

/ April 25, 2016

Trash or Treasure? Prospects for China’s Recycling Industry

In order to achieve China’s repeatedly signaled desire to be a global leader in climate change, Beijing must reform and regulate the country’s recycling industry, which operates chiefly informally with limited government oversight.

/ April 6, 2016

Break the Vicious Cycles Choking China’s Economy

As China enters a new stage of economic development, the key to continued growth will be reforms aimed to shift the the country’s dependence on investment to more sustainable areas of development.

/ March 21, 2016

Three Gorges Dam Operator Buys Two Brazilian Power Plants for $3.7 Billion

Shuang Shan China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG)—a state-owned power company—agreed on Wednesday to operate two major Brazilian hydroelectric power stations for the next 30 years. The $3.7 billion deal makes CTG the biggest player in Brazil’s hydropower plant auction this...

/ December 2, 2015

GOT MILK?

How Nestlé Won China’s Goodwill Nestlé’s goodwill strategy enables it to balance the two significant, often competing, issues facing companies: creating shareholder value through value-chain activities and using social responsibility to enhance local stakeholder value in China. Of course, a...

/ December 2, 2015

CGN Buys Second-Biggest Malaysian Power Producer for $2.3 Billion

Shuang Shan China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) acquired 100 percent of Edra Global Energy Bhd, the second-largest power producer in Malaysia and the power subsidiary of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), for $2.3 billion and the assumption of all of...

/ November 24, 2015