China cancels UK nuclear plant

16/09/2023 CEN2 0

Obstruction of UK nuclear deal widely seen as US influenced. Under a 2015 nuclear cooperation deal between China and the UK government, the state-owned energy corporation China General Nuclear (CGN) has been involved it the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant project in Essex, England. This was to be the UK’s first new-generation nuclear power station in three decades. The project was given regulatory permission in February 2022, after a […]

Ocean thermal power breakthrough

16/09/2023 CEN2 0

China’s first set of floating devices that can turn ocean thermal energy into electricity has successfully completed sea trials in recent weeks, marking a significant step forward in the country’s utilization of renewable energy sources. Ocean thermal energy conversion is a process that can generate electricity by making use of the temperature differences between the sea surface and deep ocean. China is endowed with plentiful of ocean thermal energy conversion […]

Türkiye–China BRI links

16/09/2023 CEN2 0

The ties between China and Türkiye can be dated back to the ancient Silk Road. Now as the Belt and Road Initiative marks its tenth anniversary, the two sides continue to deepen their relations in the new era. Türkiye has strong economic relations with China and is one of the very early partners of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). In November 2015, China and Türkiye signed a Memorandum of […]

China and West on climate change

14/09/2023 CEN2 0

The Western focus on China as “the world’s worst polluter” is devious and dishonest – and racist. The purpose of this article is to present the facts on CO2 emissions. China is of course the world’s most populous nation, although India was predicted to surpass China by mid-2023. This is very convenient for Western anti-China rhetoric, as it makes it easy to setup a “straw-man” comparison to the USA or […]

Venezuela seeks to join BRICS+ 

13/09/2023 CEN2 0

Moves to become a member of BRICS Bank. “The Belt and Road Initiative is laying the foundations for us to break free from the old world of colonialism and imperialism. The enlarged BRICS group is the great engine for the acceleration of the process of the birth of a new world, a world based on cooperation, a world without hegemony.” Nicolas Maduro At the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, […]

Coconut blankets restore grassland

13/09/2023 CEN2 0

Blankets made from coconut shells are being used for grassland restoration in South West China’s Sichuan. Grass is successfully sprouting from the ground surface covered by blankets made from coconut shells at the area of the abandoned mines in Ruoergai County of Aba Prefecture, where bedrocks were exposed before. These blankets made from coconut shells have compact structure and strong corrosion resistance. They can effectively inhibit soil erosion, and have […]

China’s energy storage

12/09/2023 CEN2 0

China’s energy storage sector is experiencing rapid growth due to an accelerated uptake of renewables in the country’s energy mix. But the energy industry also faces some significant challenges. The following article from Caixin Global looks at five issues for China’s energy storage industry. China’s energy storage sector is growing rapidly, with planned capacity based on newly published tenders of projects topping 19 gigawatts (GW) for the first five months […]

Abundant harvest of giant rice

11/09/2023 CEN2 0

The abundant harvest of giant rice in Guanxi region could play a key role in ensuring China’s food security. Chinese scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding the genetics of rice breeding that could lead to a healthier, higher-yield hybrid variety of the grain. Japonica and Indica rice are two widely grown varieties in China, each with distinct characteristics and geographical distributions. Hybrids of these two types are stronger and more […]

Forgive developing countries debt

10/09/2023 CEN2 0

The Global South continues to be subject to neocolonial mechanisms that exacerbate the debt and climate crises. Achieving climate and economic justice requires structural reparations, countering Western debt generation traps and coordinated action to cancel debt to the rich capitalist “G7” countries, particularly the USA. Figures for the first two quarters of 2023 show that the depreciation of US capital is greater than the creation of capital in the United […]

China small nuclear reactor

09/09/2023 CEN2 0

China builds first such commercial small modular reactor in the world – international nuclear experts visit. Over 200 nuclear experts from more than 50 countries and regions visited China’s Linglong-1 (ACP-100) reactor on  September 5, 2023, the world’s first onshore commercial small modular reactor (SMR) in Changjiang Li Autonomous County, south China’s Hainan Province. China recently completed the installation of the main part of the world’s first commercial small modular […]