Author: Samuel Wade

Samuel Wade is CDT’s deputy editor, based in Vancouver.


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China’s Environment in the Year of the Tiger

At the Guardian, Jonathan Watts looks back at environmental stories from the past year, including tigers, droughts, floods, traffic jams and oil spills. Also marked is the death of Liang Congjie, founder of China’s first environmental NGO. A retrospective at China Dialogue, after cataloguing the year’s disasters and institutional failures, celebrates the achievements

February 3, 2011 9:58 PM

High-Speed Rail in China: On the Wrong Track?

The Economist questions whether China’s massive expansion of high-speed rail is the best answer to pressures on its transport system: Detractors complain that high-speed rail is too expensive for the Zhang in the street. Migrant labourers, 230m of whom are expected to make the journey home during Spring Festival, are not in enough of a hurry to pay a premium for speed, they

February 3, 2011 9:09 PM

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