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‘Gutter Oil’ Expected to Fuel Shanghai Buses

One of China’s ongoing food safety scandals involves the illegal recycling, repackaging, and reuse of cooking oil — which after crude processing is known as “gutter oil” (地沟油). In the midst of an ongoing food...

China Confirms $1.7 Trillion Spending Plan

Reuters reports confirmation of plans to inject $1.7 trillion dollars into key strategic sectors of China’s economy over the next five years. The confirmation of the huge sum of money showed Beijing’s ambition to...

China’s Green Leap Forward

The Christian Science Monitor reports on China’s efforts to become a world leader in green technologies: Chinese factories already make a third of the world’s solar cells – six times more than America. Next year, China...

China 2008: Environmental Crisis

This next article in the CDT series on important issues facing China in 2008 focuses on the Environment. See also previous posts on Nationalism, the Developing World, and the Global Financial Crisis. China’s environmental...

Cutting Emissions in Rural China

Professor Jiang Gaoming discusses how farmers in rural China could use straw to reduce China’s carbon footprint in his China Dialogue article: China’s population is mainly rural, and if that population realises its full...

Burning Bright in Beijing

China Dialogue looks at two companies in Beijing that are promoting energy conservation: Xiongcai aims to solve some very real problems: how can China make use of its current stock of 4.8 million coal-burning boilers? How can...

The China Experiment – Mara Hvistendahl

Following the media’s current “greening of China” trend, Seed Magazine has a lengthy and interesting report about a growing environmental consciousness: What Linxia has in abundance, however, is...

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