Kongjian Yu ~ Big Feet Revolution:

UrbanNext | GPE – March 22, 2018: In this short film, which is an excerpt of an interview produced during the symposium “Decoding Asian Urbanism” held at the South Asian Institute at Harvard University, landscape architect Kongjian Yu talks about how ecological lifestyles demand for a new set of aesthetic values. For more videos from urbanNext on Vimeo – please…

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China Builds Bridges And Highways While The U.S. Mouths Slogans:

The Wall Street Journal | By: Andrew Browne | January 30, 2018: The Marshall Plan birthed a U.S.-led global order ~ now China is building a new world. The U.S. once had a grand strategy. Its post-World War II rescue program for Europe gave birth to a new global order. Dean Acheson, the U.S. secretary of state who sketched out…

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China’s Really Big Air Purifier Actually Seems To Work!

Clean Technica | By: Steve Hanley | January 22, 2018: The world’s biggest air purifier has been constructed in the city of Xian in Shaanxi province, which is located in the northern part of the country. Standing 100 meters high, the tower uses heat from the sun to create an upward flow of air which passes through multiple filters inside.…

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China Officially Installed 52.83 Gigawatts Worth Of Solar In 2017:

Clean Technica | By: Joshua S Hill | January 22, 2018: China’s National Energy Administration published its official solar statistics for 2017 on Monday, revealing that the country had installed a total of 52.83 gigawatts worth of new solar capacity in 2017. A lot of attention has been given over to watching China’s solar capacity additions in 2017, as the…

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Chinese Cities Aim To Rein In Bike-Sharing Boom:

World Resources Institute | By: Hui Jiang | GPE – January 16, 2018: China’s cities are drowning in bicycles. Originally published January 12, 2018: Dozens of “dockless” bike-sharing startups have emerged in the past few years, offering apps where riders can locate bicycles, unlock them and leave them wherever their ride ends. The result in some Chinese cities has been…

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It’s Not Just Shenzhen ~ Jaw-Dropping China Electric Bus Roundup:

Clean Technica | By: Tim Dixon | January 06, 2018: We’ve published a couple of articles recently on Shenzhen’s dramatic electrification of over 16,000 buses — something completely unprecedented around the world. But to say this is an isolated case of Chinese electric bus leadership would be to miss the much bigger and broader story. Below is a roundup of…

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EV Revolution In China: Next Stop ~ Delivery & Freight Vehicles:

Clean Technica | By: Tim Dixon | January 06, 2018: China’s King of the electric vehicle world. It has more electric car sales than the rest of the world combined. One city now has over 16,000 electric buses in service — 100% of its fleet — and other cities are following the same path. Next up for full electrification? Perhaps…

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Huge China Reforestation Campaign Kicks Into High Gear:

Clean Technica | By: Steve Hanley | January 06, 2018: If you want a feel-good story about a country that takes climate change seriously and is willing to take significant steps to protect the environment, China is a good place to start. Long the poster child for poisonous air, foul waterways, and coal-fired power plants, the country declared a war…

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China’s Solar Expressway Meets Light Of Day:

Xinhua | Editor: Liu | December 31, 2017: China on Thursday opened a 1-km section solar expressway for testing. Solar panels are laid beneath part of a ring road surrounding Jinan, capital city of Shandong Province in east China. The road surface is made of a transparent, weight-bearing material that allows sunlight to penetrate. The panels, covering 5,875 square meters,…

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Across China ~ Pastures New Battleground For Chinese Real Estate Billionaire:

Xinhua| Editor: Mengjie | December 30, 2017: When Xu Xiaobo decided to spend all his savings raising cows five years ago, his EMBA classmates thought the real estate tycoon had gone crazy. Xu, 47, meant what he said. He spent 460 million yuan (70 million U.S. dollars) in Gucheng County, northern China’s Hebei Province, creating a massive pasture for more…

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Over 110,000 Electric Car Charging Poles Installed In Beijing:

Xinhua | Editor: Mengjie | December 30, 2017: Beijing has built 112,600 charging poles for new energy cars as of the end of November, local authorities said Saturday. New energy vehicles can have acess to the charging pole service within five kilometers when they drive inside the Sixth Ring Road of the city, said Beijing Municipal Commission of City Management.…

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Across China ~ China-US Partnership Improves Medical Treatment In Tibetan Areas:

Xinhua | Editor: Yamei | December 31, 2017: Lurong Dregar, 19, had been suffering from severe headaches and seizures for years. The mystery illness even left the young Tibetan woman blind in her left eye. It was not until earlier this year when she underwent an MRI scan at a hospital in Xichang, some 500 km away from her home,…

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Yearender ~ Belt And Road Reaches Out To More Peoples, Lands:

Xinhua | By: Qu Junya | December 26, 2017: The year 2017 has seen the overland Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road reach more peoples and more lands. The year may mark a milestone in materializing the Belt and Road Initiative. Both a vision and a solution from Chinese wisdom valuing peace and harmony, the…

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World’s Largest Water Diversion Plan Won’t Quench China’s Thirst:

Bloomberg News | 10 December 2017: $40 billion spent so far on aqueducts to feed northern cities. Government taps technology, boosts food imports to save water Autumn rains came too late to save the stunted stalks of Shu Xinguo’s corn crop, withered by a dry July growing season. “We rely on the weather for our living,” said Shu, weary and…

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China’s Smog-Plagued Hebei Draws Up Environmental Tax Plan:

Reuters | By: David Stanway | December 06, 2017: The smog-prone northern Chinese province of Hebei has drawn up plans to launch a comprehensive environmental protection tax starting in the new year that will give more incentives for local polluters to clean up, it said on Wednesday. China’s legislature approved a new environmental tax law late last year that gave…

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Berlin & China Creating “Sponge Cities” ~ Landscape Architects Help Cities Absorb Water, Cool Down:

Clean Technica | By: Cynthia Shahan | December 04, 2017: Berlin (Germany) and China are working with nature to create sponge cities that absorb rainwater and cool the city. Even without the challenges of climate change, cities would do well to consider the benefits of imitating natural ecosystems to cool down and store rainwater, a precious resource. With problems from…

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China’s Coal-Rich Shanxi Orders Water Curbs For Steel, Cement, Aluminum Production:

Reuters | By: Philip Wen | December 03, 2017: China’s central Shanxi province has introduced new rules curbing water use for steel, cement and aluminum production, state media reported on Sunday, in another blow to sectors reeling from government-enforced output cuts. Under the new policy, producers of steel, cement and aluminum which exceed mandatory water usage standards will have to…

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Report Release ~ State Of The Market 2017: Corporate Renewable Procurement In China:

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) | By: Katherine Chrisman & Mark Porter | November 28, 2017: Over the past decade, China has become the world’s leader in wind and solar capacity. Traditionally, China’s electricity structure has been closed off to most forms of corporate renewable procurement. But as a growing number of companies commit to reduce their carbon emissions and increase…

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More Enforcement Risk For China Joint Ventures:

The FCPA Blog | By: Gwen Manseau and Jialin (Jackie) Zeng | November 29, 2017: Having recently toughened up its anti-bribery laws, China is now aiming to expand its oversight of corruption in the public sector, possibly leading to increased enforcement efforts against both domestic and foreign companies. In the face of this increased scrutiny, companies doing business in China…

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Volkswagen & JAC Put $12 Billion Into Chinese EV Boom:

Clean Technica | By: Tim Dixon | November 25, 2017: Bloomberg recently reported that Volkswagen has outlined its electric vehicle investments in China with an announcement of investment of $12 billion over the next 7 years with its Chinese joint venture partner JAC (Anhui Jianghuai Automobile). JAC, a relatively unknown company in the west, has had a range of electric…

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