China & US to cooperate on climate

20/11/2023 CEN_net 0

China, U.S. release statement on enhancing cooperation to address the climate crisis. BEIJING, Nov. 15, 2023 (Xinhua) — China Special Envoy for Climate Change Xie Zhenhua and U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry met in Beijing from July 16 to 19 and at Sunnylands, California from Nov. 4 to 7, and released “The Sunnylands Statement on Enhancing Cooperation to Address the Climate Crisis.” Please see the attachment for […]

Russia’s renewable energy potential

06/11/2023 CEN_net 0

Key BRICS country Russia has the resources to become a world leader in alternative energy. Russia is vast country that possesses huge renewable resource potential, including hydropower, solar and wind, green hydrogen and huge swathes of forest and arable land for bioenergy. It has the level of technological development required to foster an energy transition towards renewable resources, yet it lags behind other world powers in its deployment of renewables. […]

Chinese Cities Best for Science

10/10/2023 CEN_net 0

Shenzhen, Shanghai, Beijing Among World’s Best Science Cities. Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing scored in the top six on a ranking of the world’s top municipalities that have the best conditions to nurture innovative scientific and technological talent, according to a report released at the ongoing Pujiang Innovation Forum in Shanghai. Shenzhen came in second place, Shanghai fourth and Beijing sixth, according to the report which was carried out by the […]

How BRI changed the world

10/10/2023 CEN_net 0

How has the BRI changed the world? The China-inspired Belt & Road Initiative is ten years old. This linked short essay is one of the best available in English on the megaproject’s wide-ranging, epoch-making and world-wide significance. It was written by Professor Wang Wen of Renmin University of China, with this introduction taken from Thomas Hon Wing Polin at the Dragon’s Eye. BRI is the largest development venture in history. It’s what Western […]

China leads in science & tech

10/10/2023 CEN_net 0

China leads in number of science & technology clusters. China has surpassed the US to host the world’s largest number of science and technology clusters, according to the 2023 edition of the Global Innovation Index, with the five top science and technology clusters in East Asia. Tokyo-Yokohama leads as the largest global S&T cluster, followed by Shenzhen-Hong Kong-Guangzhou, Seoul, China’s Beijing and Shanghai-Suzhou clusters. Nanjing, Wuhan, Hangzhou and other geographical […]

US owes world climate reparations

25/07/2023 CEN_net 0

US climate czar John Kerry recently visited a blistering Beijing for talks on climate change with his Chinese counterpart. The Chinese side expressed optimism over the talks. But the US side has been much more heavy handed. At the same time that Kerry was in Beijing, US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan hit out at China. He said that the Asian giant “should not be able to hide behind any kind of claim […]

Russia BRI: ‘turn to the east’

05/07/2023 CEN_net 0

Chinese BRI investments in Russian Far East reached US$1.6 billion in 2022, China trade up 31%  Western analysts often state that China’s Belt and Road investments into Russia have effectively stalled following the Ukraine conflict, however they miss the bilateral subtleties. In fact, Chinese investment into Khabarovsk Krai (Province) in Russia’s Far east reached US$1.6 billion in 2022, according to the regional Governor, Mikhail Degtyarev. According to Degtyarev, 26 new […]

China leader in clean hydrogen

12/06/2023 CEN_net 0

China is set to become the world’s top importer of clean hydrogen over the next decade until it achieves self-sufficiency around 2050. Its own domestic clean hydrogen market is projected to reach $265 billion annually by 2050. According to a Deloitte report on 8 June 2023, the company’s research “suggests that Asia-Pacific will capture almost 55% of the [clean energy] market in 2030, driven by skyrocketing demand in China, India, […]

Russia & Iran rail infrastructure plan

20/05/2023 CEN_net 0

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Iranian counterpart Ebrahim Raisi have signed an agreement for the construction of a rail line between the Iranian cities of Rasht and Astara. Russia is a full member of BRICS and the SCO, and has been among the top beneficiaries of Chinese development spending under the BRI. Official lending commitments from China to Russia from 2000 to 2017 — which incorporates BRI spending — […]

Xi Jinping and 21st century Marxism

15/05/2023 CEN_net 0

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday 28 July 2022 that Marxism has been showing new vitality in the 21st century, calling on all Marxist political parties to make the theory more relevant to the national conditions and the times. Xi made the remarks in a congratulatory message to the Communist Party of China (CPC) and World Marxist Political Parties Forum in Beijing. Marxism is an open, developing theory, said […]