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Electromagnetism Fears Spark Protests

China has seen numerous protests triggered by fears of chemical pollution. Two incidents in the past month have revolved instead around concerns over health threats from electromagnetic radiation, despite the lack of evidence...

CDT Money: The Numbers Game

Last week’s key data release signaled continued weakness for China’s manufacturing sector, with HSBC’s preliminary purchasing managers index (PMI) shrinking for an eighth straight month in June. Reuters reports...

Chinese Regions Face Severe Winter Power Shortage

Reuters reports fresh warnings of looming power shortages in southern and central China, as hydropower is pinched between growing demand for water and diminished supplies, and coal generation squirms between high fuel costs and...

Who Is the Guilty Party?

At Inside Out China, Xujun Eberlein translates an anonymous friend’s account of trying to rectify a new apartment’s illegally modified electricity meter: Two years ago, I bought a tiny flat from a stranger. While...

Hydropower Dams Fuelling Conflict in Burma

Chinese hydropower projects have been accused of exacerbating violent unrest in Burma. The dams in question are being built by Chinese companies with Chinese funding, and are intended to produce electricity in large part for...

Chinese Engineers Eye Tibetan Rivers

Recent droughts along the Yangtze have highlighted the long-term uncertainties surrounding projects like the South-North Water Diversion, as the supposedly plentiful waters of the South failed even without the additional burden...

More Warnings of Electricity Shortages Across China

Caijing issues further warnings about electricity shortages around China, which have led to power rationing and stuttering production lines. Many measures have been applied to industries in Zhejiang Province as well. Some have...

China’s Power Outages Come Early and Often

BusinessWeek’s Dexter Roberts examines the tangle of natural disasters, infrastructure failures, commercial pressures and political wrangling which undermines the electricity supply to parts of China. Companies are...

China’s Poor Anhui Gears Up For Nuclear Plant

Electric power is in demand in order to keep pace with the economic development in the Province of Anhui. Anhui government is looking to nuclear power as the solution. From Reuters: China’s poor eastern Anhui province is...

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