Indonesia wants China water investment

28/12/2023 CEN_net 0

Indonesia invites China to invest in its water infrastructure projects Antara News reported on 11 September 2023 that Indonesia has invited China to invest in water infrastructure projects in Indonesia and in the development of the new national capital (IKN) Nusantara. The announcement was made on the sidelines of the 18th World Water Congress held in Beijing in September 2023. Indonesia’s Minister for technology, industry, and environment, Endra Saleh Atmawidjaja, […]

China’s 21st century socialism

25/12/2023 CEN_net 0

Chinese perspectives on 21st century socialism How to Break the Vicious Cycle of Underdevelopment in the Global South A contemporary Chinese saying goes, ‘In 1949, socialism saved China. In the twenty-first century, China will save socialism’. In a 2018 speech to incoming members of the Central Committee, Chinese President Xi Jinping (习近平) recalled that, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, ‘had socialism failed in China […] then global socialism […]

Russia seeks BRICS alliance on climate issues

16/12/2023 CEN_net 0

Russia to double renewable generating capacity to 12 GW by 2030 and will seek the formation of a BRICS Alliance on Climate Goals. MENAFN news agency reports that Russia has expressed its intention to form a united front with BRICS nations on global climate issues following the conclusion of the COP28 negotiations in Dubai. The BRICS group, consisting of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, will expand in two weeks […]

BRICS nations major climate finance providers

15/12/2023 CEN_net 0

The BRICS heavyweights  – China, India, Brazil and Russia –  are among the top 20 climate finance providers globally Why China and some other ‘developing’ countries including India, Brazil, Russia, Indonesia and Mexico are already among the largest climate-finance contributors. With UN climate negotiations just finished at COP28 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), climate finance has once again been one of the key issues countries have been clashing over. The recently […]

Include Forest Fires in Carbon Accounting

13/12/2023 CEN_net 0

Chinese Scientists Call for Global Collaboration to Reduce Carbon Emissions by Preventing Forest Fires. As the UN COP28 Climate Change negotiations are underway in Dubai, countries are taking stock of how much carbon they are emitting into the atmosphere. On Thursday 7 Dec 2023, Chinese scientists published new research that suggests including emissions from forest fires into the accounting system. The report, “Blue Book on Forest Fire Carbon Emissions Research […]

China’s Arctic Policy

12/12/2023 CEN_net 0

The Polar Silk Road and China’s Arctic Policy The territory of the BRICS nation Russia, covers around 53% of the total Arctic Ocean coastline. In the last few years the warming climate has been melting the sea-ice caps and has made parts of this patch of ocean available for shipping navigation the first time in human history. The Northern Sea Route is being developed by Russia, involving projects costing hundreds of […]

Venezuela, China, Russia and BRICS

10/12/2023 CEN_net 0

Venezuela, China, Russia – BRICS and the Shifting Landscape in International Relations On August 3rd, 2023, Venezuela officially applied to join the BRICS alliance, signaling a significant shift in its international relations strategy. This move is viewed as a strategic response to U.S. sanctions, aiming to build stronger ties with nations beyond the traditional Western allies. The implications of this decision, coupled with Venezuela’s foray into digital currency, are reshaping […]

Harmony between humanity and nature

09/12/2023 CEN_net 0

Promoting Harmony Between Humanity and Nature in Modernization by Advancing the Beautiful China Initiative. The following article was written by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China, and appeared in Qiushi Journal, a bi-monthly journal published by the CPC Central Committee. I. Innovations in Xi Jinping thought on ecological conservation In his speech at the National Conference on Ecological and Environmental Protection on July 17, 2023, President Xi Jinping summarized […]

Re-use of EV batteries in China

06/12/2023 CEN_net 0

Sustainable recycling and recovery of EV batteries in China. The proper recycling and recovery of EV batteries have become even more crucial as demand for lithium (Li-ion) batteries has increased alongside the growing adoption of EV vehicles. Data shows that the global scale of Li-ion battery recycling is projected to rise from $1.5 billion in 2019 to $18 billion by 2030. As the world’s largest e-vehicle market, China undoubtedly faces […]

Venezuela & China partnership

02/12/2023 CEN_net 0

In September 2023, Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro was on a state visit to the People’s Republic of China. He met with China’s President Xi Jinping, and both agreed to strengthen the relationship of their countries to the level of ‘all-weather strategic partnership’. This was the culmination of a relationship that began with president Hugo Chavez’s first visit to Beijing in 1999, the very first year of his presidency. Venezuela joined […]