Elizabeth Economy

U.S.-China Tensions: What Must Kerry Do?

In the latest installment of China File’s Conversations series, Elizabeth Economy, Andrew J. Nathan and Orville Schell respond to Nina Hachigian’s recommendations to new U.S. secretary of state John Kerry. In a...

China’s New Political Class: The People

In a post for the Council on Foreign Relation’s Asia Unbound blog, CFR’s director of Asian Studies Elizabeth C. Economy describes current trends in China’s civic engagement. By referring to many recent events,...

Elizabeth Economy: Real Effort Needed to Save Environment

Elizabeth Economy, senior fellow and director of Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, writes on urgent reforms needed to prevent further environmental disasters in China. Excerpted from China Daily: Effective...

China’s Ability to Tackle Greenhouse Gas Caps – Toni Johnson and Elizabeth C. Economy

Elizabeth C. Economy, CV Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies at the Council of Foreign Relations, was interviewed by Toni Johnson. From Council of Foreign Relations website: China is one of the world’s largest emitters of greenhouse gas but is not subject to binding emissions targets under the Kyoto Protocol. But given China […]

US Officials Promote Environmental Cooperation with China – Stephanie Ho

From the Voice of America: China faces environmental challenges, across the board. “Whether it’s air quality, or water quality or availability, or land degradation, China’s facing a very serious set of problems,” said Elizabeth Economy of the Council on Foreign Relations. She testified Thursday before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. “But, I think, […]

China’s Rapid Development and the Environment – Talk of the Nation

NPR’s Talk of the Nation interviewed Elizabeth Economy for today’s program: Critics say that China’s rapid economic growth leads to pollution in the air and water, and leaves mountains of untreated waste. In one recent incident, an explosion at a Chinese chemical plant spilled benzene into a major river, cutting off the water supply to […]

The Lessons of Harbin – Elizabeth Economy

From Time Asia: The environmental disaster that has unfolded over the past two weeks in the northeast Chinese city of Harbin has the makings of a great story: explosion at large petrochemical plant releases toxic pollutants into...

China: A rise that’s not so ‘win-win’ – Elizabeth Economy

From The International Herald Tribune: In Peru, workers at China’s Shougang-owned Hierro Peru mine have protested unsafe labor and environmental standards and watched their incomes decline, even as the mine has posted record profits. In Myanmar, where Chinese military assistance props up a brutal dictatorship, Chinese logging companies are ravaging old-growth forests and exploiting mineral […]

China’s Rise in Southeast Asia – Elizabeth Economy

From The Japan Focus: This is a comprehensive contribution to an ongoing discussion of East Asia and the Pacific in an era of transformation. Earlier contributions by Gavan McCormack and Wada Haruki (on Northeast Asia), by David Rosenberg (on China and Southeast Asia), and by Lora Saalman (on the changing Chinese-Indian-U.S. strategic relationship) all raise […]

China’s Boom and the Environment

From NPR: “The environmental consequences of China’s manufacturing boom are staggering. The worsening air and water pollution are causing serious health problems. NPR’s Renee Montagne talks with Elizabeth Economy, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.” Click here to listen to the program. Thanks to Kevin Wen for the link.



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