China to maintain climate change strategy

31/08/2022 CEN2 0

The English-language website of China News Service reports: – China’s special envoy for climate change, Xie Zhenhua, speaking at an official forum on 30 August in Beijing, that China will maintain its climate change strategy and continue to promote carbon peak and carbon neutrality goals. Xie Zhenhua was formerly Vice Chairman of China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). China has always been and will continue to be a key participator, contributor […]

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Security agencies control US social media

27/08/2022 CEN2 0

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova published a post on her Telegram channel which claimed FBI and other US security agencies secretly control American social media giants. The claim follows a recent interview with Mark Zuckerberg, in which the Facebook CEO acknowledged such influence in recent appearance on The Joe Rogan podcast.  “if the FBI come to us and tell us we need to be on guard about something, then […]

China chairs Biodiversity Convention on

26/08/2022 CEN2 0

China currently holds the rotating Presidency of the Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Biodiversity (CBD). This is the first time China has overseen a major UN intergovernmental negotiation on the environment. The first meeting in the current round of Conference of Parties (COP15) of the CBD was officially opened by China in Kunming in October 2021, largely as an online event due to Covid-19, at which parties […]

China Policies & Actions on Climate

25/08/2022 CEN2 0

In November 2019 the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People’s Republic of China published a report titled China’s Policies and Actions for Addressing Climate Change. The stated aim of the report was to help “interested people fully understand China’s policies and actions, and their performance and effects in addressing climate change.” That report remains a key statement of China’s approach to dealing with climate change. Below, we reproduce […]

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Extreme heat and global climate

24/08/2022 CEN2 0

China recently braved its strongest heatwave. Europe is also suffering from heatwaves and the worst drought in 500 years. What’s behind the high temperatures? And what does this extreme heat tell us about global climate change? What is going to be the impact on agriculture and food security? “A a very important facet is that in terms of food, more than 50 percent of the global strategic reserve of food […]

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Extreme drought tests China’s power

24/08/2022 CEN2 0

Galvanizing energy tests As the rare triple-dip La Nina treks the globe leaving behind it extreme weather phenomena and disasters, some regions in southern China are experiencing a severe drought that only happens once in decades, which has challenged the country’s power supply and storage system. Southwest China’s Sichuan Province, which largely relies on hydropower, has been facing the severest difficulties in history in ensuring power supply in recent weeks […]

Thailand & Malaysia: ASEAN rail network

23/08/2022 CEN2 0

VIENTIANE — Thailand’s Transport Ministry is working with its Malaysian partner to develop a high-speed rail (HSR) network that will connect four member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and China, according to a media report. The talks follow on from the outstanding success of China-Laos HSR link began operating the Laos-China Railway in December 3, 2021. According to the media report, the Thai and Malaysian sides […]

Global South not cause of climate change

22/08/2022 CEN2 0

‘Time to call a spade a spade ….’ In response to our article posted on another Facebook environmental site commenting on how China leads the world in green energy, a US reader from New York in the USA commented: “It may, but China is still the biggest CO2 emitter by far.” This sort of snide response needs to be called out for what its is – Western supremacist bigotry. China […]

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BRI and Indonesia’s Global Maritime Fulcrum: 60% trade growth

21/08/2022 CEN2 0

Editor’s Note (GT): While the global situation has been under the shadow of the pandemic and the geopolitical conflicts, current bilateral relations, trade and investment cooperation between China and Indonesia is bucking the trend, with China consolidating its position as Indonesia’s largest trading partner for nine consecutive years, and bilateral trade volume in 2021 increasing by nearly 60 percent year-on-year. China’s investment in various fields in Indonesia have seen a […]

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Emerging technologies to hasten China’s renewable power revolution

20/08/2022 CEN2 0

Electricity generation remains China’s major source of CO2 emissions. China Daily reports: Digital technology will play an important role in Chinese power generation enterprises’ transition to a low carbon world by enabling emissions reductions, according to a recently released report. Digitalization tools, including the internet of things, 5G, smart grids and distributed energy resources, along with the electrification of end uses, will play a vital role in the power sector’s […]