China key to climate change fight

28/11/2023 CEN2 0

China’s green efforts ‘most important factor in global fight against climate change’ – report says. China’s progress for tackling the climate crisis has been described as “remarkable” and “possibly the single most important factor” in the world’s battle against the climate crisis. CREA, Helsinki The opinions and analysis has been published in the annual climate transition report for China by the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA), […]

How China ensures food security

25/11/2023 CEN2 0

How is China ensuring food security for 1.4 billion people? Although pandemics, extreme weather events, and geopolitical conflicts have led to disruptions in food supply chains and rising international food prices, there is no shortage of food for the world’s population. However, hunger continues to affect millions of people. According to the latest State of Food Insecurity and Nutrition in the World report, between 691 and 783 million people will go hungry […]

China’s massive leap forward

17/11/2023 CEN2 0

China’s emissions could peak this year! The following article is from the US. The first paragraph would be at home in any US anti-China rant. But read on, the author shows how the “China bad guy” theme is wearing thin in the face of undeniable facts. China is the climate elephant in the room. It is responsible for 29.2% of the world’s annual emissions, giving it the unwanted title of […]

China’s Decarbonisation

07/11/2023 CEN2 0

Six reasons to stay confident about China’s decarbonisation. Hongqiao Liu looks at the indicators that China remains on course in its decarbonisation endeavours: Three years back, President Xi Jinping of China unveiled its commitment to peak carbon emissions by 2030 and attain carbon neutrality by 2060. This commitment has expedited China’s decarbonisation efforts as part of China’s updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and Long-term Strategy (LST) to the United Nations. […]

BRI boosting world science

06/11/2023 CEN2 0

China’s BRI is boosting science, says journal Nature. THE WEST MUST ENGAGE, NOT WITHDRAW The following is an excerpt from the editorial on 24 October 2023 in the world’s leading science journal, Nature. In science, the BRI is coming into its own. In 2019, Nature travelled to a large construction site where a new university was being built. The Pak-Austria Fachhochschule, a collaboration between Austria, China and Pakistan, opened in 2020. Its first […]

BRI Debt Sustainability Framework

06/11/2023 CEN2 0

China’s Finance Ministry has released an updated Belt and Road Debt Sustainability Analysis Framework. The aim of the Framework is to enhance debt management and sustainable financing for countries participating in the Belt and Road initiative. It is a tool formulated on the basis of good international practices and realities of the countries along the Belt and Road. China and financial institutions in other countries in the Belt and Road […]

No China debt trap in Africa – IMF

06/11/2023 CEN2 0

BRI & Africa – No China ‘debt trap’ in Africa says the IMF.Video link: In a recent report the International Monetary Fund (IMF) indicated that while economic ties between sub-Saharan Africa and China have grown significantly in the last two decades, China’s share in the region’s overall sovereign debt remains relatively small at approximately six percent. The IMF said that the sub-Saharan Africa region’s debt distress stems mainly from […]

BRI and the original Silk Road

06/11/2023 CEN2 0

Will BRI change the world as much as the old Silk Road did? THE ORIGINAL SILK ROAD quietly crept into existence over many years, but ended up transforming much of the world. China’s new Silk Road is already doing the same.  A total of 151 countries were represented at the Belt and Road Initiative gathering last week—and 215 new BRI projects were announced for the coming months. But how exactly […]

Foreign meteorological spy sites

03/11/2023 CEN2 0

Hundreds of foreign meteorological spy sites discovered in China. Revelations regarding the illegal collection and cross-border transmission of meteorological data shows that in the era of globalization, countries are becoming more closely connected. Many aspects, including environmental climate, as well as energy and resources, have also become important fields related to national security in many non-traditional aspects. Since the beginning of this year, China’s security authorities have carried out special […]