Category: Environment

China Signs Dozens of Deals in Latin America

By Elise Pietro Chinese President Xi Jinping signed dozens of deals in Argentina and Venezuela during his tour through Latin America. The trip, his second to the region since he took office last year, highlights trade between China and Latin...

/ July 23, 2014

US, China Sign Eight Clean Energy Partnerships at S&ED

By Elise Pietro On the sidelines of this year’s annual Strategic and Economic Dialogue, the United States-China Climate Change Working Group announced eight clean energy projects that pair businesses, municipalities, and research institutions from both countries. Of the eight joint...

/ July 16, 2014

IBM Teams up with Beijing to Map Air Pollution

By Andrew Gong International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. announced Monday that it has signed a contract with the Beijing Municipal government to help curb the capital’s air pollution. The agreement is part of IBM’s “Green Horizon” initiative, a 10-year program...

/ July 9, 2014

China’s Cap-and-Trade Plan

As the Xi administration pushes for energy sector reform, US firms ask what role they will play in China’s long-term climate policy. By Gabriel Nelson As China’s central government grapples with the looming impact of climate change and other environmental...

/ July 2, 2014

BP, CNOOC Lead $24 Billion Deal-Signing Spree at UK-China Summit

By Andrew Gong BP signed a $20 billion agreement with China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) this week as part of a series of trade deals struck during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to the United Kingdom. The deal, which...

/ June 18, 2014

Air Pollution Impedes Executive Hiring in China

By Christina Nelson Rapidly increasing wages, high demand for qualified workers, and high turnover rates have made recruiting and retaining talent one of the top challenges multinational companies face in China year after year. But there’s another issue making employee...

/ June 10, 2014

Sinopec, Weatherford Team Up to Tap China’s Shale Reserves

China’s Sinopec Group has agreed to form a joint venture oilfield services company with Weatherford International to tap into China’s potentially vast shale gas resources. The new entity will combine Weatherford’s technological capabilities with Sinopec’s expansion potential in China, where...

/ June 6, 2014

CNPC Inks $400 Billion Natural Gas Deal with Russia’s Gazprom

By Andrew Gong China and Russia signed a massive natural gas deal worth up to $400 billion on Wednesday, strengthening the economic relationship between the neighboring countries amid ongoing tensions with the United States. Representatives from China National Petroleum Corporation...

/ May 21, 2014

Improving Energy Efficiency on the Factory Floor

On a quest to help Chinese factories cut costs and reduce energy use, an entrepreneur works the assembly line. By Christina Nelson Taryn Sullivan has worked every job in a Chinese factory. After years of traveling to China to source...

/ February 20, 2014

Clean Air for Sale in China

Residents of Chinese cities choked with air pollution look to air purifiers to breathe easier. By Joseph Luk As China’s cities experience record numbers of hazardous smog days, sales of residential air purifiers have been booming. Overall sales of air...

/ February 7, 2014