Author: josh rudolph

Josh Rudolph currently lives in Vancouver, where he recently finished an MA at the Institute of Asian Research at UBC. His thematic focus is on Asia Pacific Policy and media representations of Asian culture, society and religion, while his main geopolitical interest lies in China.
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Report Ties Coal Plants to China’s Water Shortage

A new report from Greenpeace on the coal industry’s impact on global water resources has found that China’s appetite for coal power is exacerbating a long-running drought in northern China. The New York Times’ Edward Wong reports: China’s coal-fired power plants consume more water where water is scarce than plants in any other country, according to the report,

March 22, 2016 3:26 PM

China Offers Drought Relief Downstream

As Southeast Asian countries continue to face a severe drought amid an extreme El Niño event, China has launched a “water diplomacy” mission, discharging an emergency water supply to downstream Mekong nations Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. The Nation reports: The emergency water supply from the Chinese Jinghong hydropower station will last

March 21, 2016 5:00 PM

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