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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Turning Cities Into Sponges ~ How Chinese Ancient Wisdom Is Taking On Climate Change:

The Guardian | By: Brigid Delaney | March 21, 2018: Landscape architect Kongjian Yu is making ‘friends with water’ to mitigate extreme weather events in modern metropolises. How does a city cope with extreme weather? These days, urban planning that doesn’t factor in some sort of catastrophic weather event is like trying to build something in a fictional utopia. For…

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Water-Stressed Beijing Exhausts Its Options:

Circle Of Blue | By: Kayla Ritter | March 14, 2018: After depleting groundwater reserves, China’s capital is becoming increasingly reliant on water pumped from the country’s flood-prone South. The Rundown: Beijing’s 21 million residents are running out of water sources. Heavy reliance on groundwater is depleting aquifers and causing land subsidence. An ambitious South-to-North water diversion project likely won’t…

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In China Investigations, Messaging Platforms Can Be A Goldmine Or A Landmine:

The FCPA Blog | By: Eric Carlson | March 12, 2018: Anyone who has spent much time in China or dealt with investigations in China has probably heard of WeChat, a social media application. WeChat has over 900 million daily users, making it far and away the most ubiquitous social media platform in China. While WeChat can be used for…

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China’s New Maglev Train To Roll Off Production Line:

Xinhua | Editor: Mengjie | March 03, 2018: A new type of medium-low-speed magnetic levitation (maglev) train that can achieve a top speed of 160 kilometers per hour is expected to roll off the production line in China in the middle of this year. The maglev train is currently in the pilot manufacturing and assembly phase, Zhou Qinghe, president of…

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Exploring ~ China:

Explore Documentary Films | GPE – February 19, 2018: “Media always focuses on the negative aspects of China but what it fails to mention is that there are many heroic selfless leaders who are dedicated to improving the human condition. To this day, I remember my talks with the young environmentalist, Wen Bo.” Discover China’s many hidden gems: philosophy, art,…

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China’s Insurers Try Novel Approach To Elderly Care ~ Building Retirement Homes:

The Wall Street Journal | By: Chuin-Wei Yap | February 14, 2018: Industry has spent more than $10 billion building retirement communities to address aging population’s needs. About an hour’s drive from downtown Shanghai sits a resort-like community housing hundreds of senior citizens. It is an ambitious experiment in retirement care in China. The multistory complex, which can house up…

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Dynamic Tidal Power:

Arcadis| GPE – February 15, 2018: General Information: Dynamic tidal power or DTP is an untried but promising technology for tidal power generation. It would involve creating a long dam-like structure perpendicular to the coast, with the option for a coast-parallel barrier at the far end, forming a large ‘T’ shape. This long T-dam would interfere with coast-parallel tidal wave…

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‘Silent Waterworld’ ~ Cambodian Village Submerged By Floodwater From Chinese-Built Dam:

The Independent | By: Tom Barnes | February 04, 2018: Farms, temple, ancestral graves and fishing grounds all destroyed as families forced to flee homes. Floodwater released from a hydroelectric dam has completely submerged a Cambodian village, turning it into a “silent waterworld”. The new Lower Sesan 2 Dam has unleashed a deluge of water on Srekor, in the northern…

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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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