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Chinese migrants who survived Mao’s Great Leap Forward can help us learn sustainability


According to the Australian Government’s ABC television and radio network, Chinese migrants who survived a brutal famine caused by Chairman Mao’s Great Leap Forward can teach us how to survive in the coming age of sustainability. Planting seeds of change Migrants are no strangers to adaptation, as making a new home is no small feat. … Continue reading

In China, coal creeps back in as slowing economy overshadows climate change ambitions


China is building more coal-fired power plants and approving dozens of new mines, despite assurances from the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter that it was serious about fighting climate change. China’s 2021-2030 policy plans are under close scrutiny as the United Nations climate change conference gets under way in Madrid, especially after a new UN … Continue reading

China could take leadership role in Paris climate change deal if Trump pulls U.S. out


A U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate change agreement is unlikely to scuttle the international deal, but it could instead see China take on a leadership role, experts say. “I think a lot of it will fall upon the shoulders of China,” said Henrik Selin, director of curricular innovation and initiatives at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global … Continue reading

China report says $330 billion more to do fair share on climate; Official stance is developed nations must bear responsibility


China must increase spending on emission cuts and clean technologies by 2 trillion yuan ($330 billion) to do its fair share to halt climate change, a report by Beijing’s Central University of Finance and Economics said. It urged the government to raise money from carbon markets to fund investments. The report’s conclusion contrasted with China’s … Continue reading

2030: China is the top economy


US ‘first among equals’ in 2030 The United States will likely be the “first among equals” in 2030 in an increasingly chaotic world where China is the top economy and demand soars for resources, a US intelligence report. The National Intelligence Council, in its first assessment in four years for shaping US strategic thinking, said … Continue reading

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