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China says ‘Belt and Road must align with Paris Agreement’

29/05/2022 CEN_net 0

A new government vision document sets Paris-aligned and time-bound plan for China’s overseas investment, going beyond all the ‘guidances’ released so far. On 28 March, China published a policy document on further greening the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). It is the third policy document on this theme issued by the government in less than a year, so one can be excused for finding it difficult to keep up. The […]

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‘The political economy of reforms and the present Chinese transition’

29/05/2022 CEN_net 0

BACKGROUND TO CHINA’S ECONOMIC REFORMS Professors Elias Jabbour and Alexis Dantas, economists at the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil published (in 2017) an important study of China’s economic reform, an is a good introduction to the issues behind the strengthening of the economic power of the Chinese state in the past 4 to 5 years. The full paper is available in English at https://doi.org/10.1590/0101-31572017v37n04a08 “In general this refutes […]

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$500 million US state-sponsored anti-China propaganda

27/05/2022 CEN_net 0

The US government constantly publishes disinformation about China and the environment. A simple on line search shows literally thousands of such “reports” from the US State Department and US Embassies around the world. These are then repeated mindlessly by Western “journalists” and “news networks” – often verbatum, always one-sided – and the same “news” regurgitated unthinkingly by hundreds of outlets in the so-called free press. These anti-China disinformation stories on […]

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Germany to re-open coal fired power plants

25/05/2022 CEN_net 0

The following post demonstrates in startling relief the ‘moral’ hypocrisy of the West. It is pefectly ‘justifiable’ for Germany to increase coal usage in an energy emergency, but not so for China in similar circumstances? The credibility of the West on climate change is rapidly evaporating. CHINA ENVIRONMENT NET Article from RT: published as ‘Germany may reactivate coal power plants – media‘ Berlin is expected to propose an emergency plan […]

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China to improve national wildlife protection

24/05/2022 CEN_net 0

China will have 75 percent of its wild animals and 80 percent of its wild plants on land under the national key protection system by 2025, the National Forestry and Grassland Administration said. So far, the national key wildlife protection rate has risen to 74 percent, up from 71 percent last year, the administration said. Its announcement took place on Sunday to coincide with the International Day for Biological Diversity, […]

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Longest tunnel of Jakarta-Bandung High Speed Railway dug through 

24/05/2022 CEN_net 0

The Jakarta-Bandung High Speed Railway (HSR) in Indonesia is landmark project of the Belt and Road Initiative and China-Indonesia cooperation, as well as a national strategic project of Indonesia. With a design speed of 350 km per hour, the Southeast Asia’s first high-speed railway, built with Chinese technology, will cut the journey between Jakarta and Bandung, the capital of West Java Province, from more than three hours to around 40 […]

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What is Bidden’s real agenda on energy?

24/05/2022 CEN_net 0

“the reality is that the Biden is doing everything he can to sabotage the adoption of solar power across the globe” Extreme heat in 2021 has broken the famous Dust Bowl record from 1936 for the hottest summer on record in the USA. In 1936, the world observed a hot blob on a relatively cool planet. Today, we have a hot blob on a warm planet. The combination of Canada […]

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Urbanization Policy Evolution and County Economy in China

23/05/2022 CEN_net 0

Context Recently, China has issued guidelines for urbanization with a focus on county towns, which is an important part of China’s five-level administration (including provinces, prefecture-level cities, counties, townships, and villages). Half of China’s population lives in counties, and the majority of the rural population’s 500 million people still live in rural areas affiliated to counties. What is the aim of the new guidelines? According to Professor Wen Tiejun, it […]

China’s gigantic renewable bases and CO2 goals

23/05/2022 CEN_net 0

Analysis: What do China’s gigantic wind and solar bases mean for its climate goals? The following from Carbon Brief is an excellent analysis. Regardless of concerns about China’s coal burning, this shows how fast solar and wind can be built and deployed, a lesson for those in the U.S., who think it’s all fairy dust. It details an acceleration in China’s renewable energy expansion plans, driven in large part by […]

The ‘National Endowment for Democracy’ – A Fact Sheet

23/05/2022 CEN_net 0

We are pleased to republish below this comprehensive and thoroughly-researched report by China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs about the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). The report exposes the NED’s origins and rationale – as essentially an extension of the CIA, funded and controlled by the US government. It goes into detail, uncovering the NED’s extensive operations on behalf of US imperialism throughout the world, both in China (backing pro-independence and anti-China groups […]