Global Economics Southwards Shift

19/03/2024 CEN_net 0

This article is reprinted from the Shanghai-based The China Academy. As the countries of the Global North have faced prolonged declining economic growth, countries of the Global South, especially in Asia, have displayed a higher economic growth trajectory over the past thirty years. As can be seen in Figure 39, at the end of the Cold War in 1993, the Global North accounted for 57.2% of the global GDP (PPP), […]

Bangladesh: China-funded wind farm

19/03/2024 CEN_net 0

Bangladesh’s China-funded first commercial wind power plant starts production Bangladesh has achieved a new milestone in its renewable energy ambition, with the country’s first commercial wind power plant going into full production this month. The 724 km long coastal region of Bangladesh has significant wind power generation potential. The country produces over 890MW from renewable sources – but only a meager 2.9 MW of this previously came from wind energy, and […]

Three Zones Environmental Guidelines

18/03/2024 CEN_net 0

China’s New ‘Three Zones’ for Environmental Protection Guidelines (UPDATED) Further information on the China’s Guidelines on region-specific environmental management has been provided on March 18, 2024 by Ying Xue from the China Ecological Civilization newsletter on Substack. The newsletter reports that the guidelines, titled “关于加强生态环境分区管控的意见” Guidelines on Strengthening Ecological Environment Zoning Management and Control, provide for three categories of zones. The first category is “生态环境优先保护单元” or Ecological Environment Protection Priority Zone, which will be determined by […]

Sino-Russian Siberian tiger conservation

17/03/2024 CEN_net 0

Sino-Russian research lab established for Siberian tiger conservation A Sino-Russian joint research lab on Siberian tiger conservation was established at Northeast Forestry University in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province on Thursday, 14 March 2024. The lab, with more than 20 experts from both sides, is co-developed by China’s Feline Research Center of the National Forestry and Grassland Administration and the Institute of Ecology and Evolution A.N. Severtsov of the Russian Academy […]

China ecological monitoring

17/03/2024 CEN_net 0

China to establish modern ecological environment monitoring system by 2035 China will exert great efforts to establish a modern ecological environment monitoring system by 2035 for building “Beautiful China,” according to a document released by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) in Beijing on Friday. Beautiful China Currently, three monitoring indicators for evaluating “Beautiful China” have been proposed, including healthy ecosystem, beautiful environment as well as green and low-carbon […]

China’s uranium from seawater technology

15/03/2024 CEN_net 0

China discovers new technology for extracting uranium from seawater Scientists at Northeastern University in Changchun, China, recently developed a new technique for collecting uranium from ocean water. The creation of a carbon fiber material that effectively extracts uranium from seawater offers a promising solution to access seawater’s vast uranium reserves. The invention heralds a breakthrough in uranium extraction technology and a new era in sustainable nuclear fuel. Uranium is conventionally […]

BRI: Malaysia’s East Coast Rail Link

14/03/2024 CEN_net 0

The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project is designed to improve connectivity between Peninsular Malaysia’s East Coast and the West Coast states. The ECRL is a key part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in Malaysia, and is part funded by China’s state-owned Export-Import (EXIM) Bank. Malaysia has a close economic relationship with China, which is its largest trade partner, and has appeared as a BRI focal point. Malaysia […]

China Updates Biodiversity Strategy

13/03/2024 CEN_net 0

China Releases Updated Biodiversity Conservation Strategy and Action Plan for 2023-2030 China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment released the China Biodiversity Conservation Strategy and Action Plan (2023-2030) on January 18, 2024. This plan outlines a road map for biodiversity conservation in the coming years, aligning with the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework. This marks the third biodiversity conservation strategy and action plan China has ever issued. The first, the China Biodiversity […]

China: climate change legislation

13/03/2024 CEN_net 0

China needs to speed up climate change legislation, says NPC deputy A national legislator has called for legislation tackling climate change to be accelerated to help achieve the country’s ambitious climate targets. The legislation and the establishment of a legal system for reducing carbon emissions are an urgent necessity for the country to achieve its climate targets, said Zhang Tianren, a deputy to the National People’s Congress. China aims to […]

China Has Half of World’s Top AI Researchers

13/03/2024 CEN_net 0

China Produces Nearly Half of World’s Top AI Researchers Who Increasingly Choose to Stay Home In the rapidly evolving world of artificial intelligence (AI), China has emerged as a dominant force, with its AI talent pool expanding significantly in recent years. According to the latest findings from the Global AI Talent Tracker 2.0, China has seen a remarkable rise in the number of top-tier AI researchers, solidifying its position as […]