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Behind China’s Green Wall: Special Report

Lured by a potentially huge green technology market, Canadian and other foreign companies are struggling to navigate China’s risky business environment. From Geoff Dembicki at The Tyee: Westport appears to be living the...

U.S.-China Deadlock Dims Climate Talk Prospects

The New York Times reports that U.N. climate negotiations being held in Tianjin are at a standstill due to the U.S. and China’s failure to reach agreement: Marred by an atmosphere of mistrust, negotiations have made...

U.S., China List Joint Clean Energy Plans

During President Obama’s visit to China, the two countries have agreed on ways to increase cooperation in developing green technology. From UPI: First, a U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center will be established, the...

China-U.S. Group Plans to Build Texas Wind Farm

The New York Times blog reports on the latest joint project for China’s burgeoning wind power industry: Construction of the $1.5 billion wind farm will be financed largely by Chinese banks, with the help of loan guarantees...

US Envoy Rules Out Climate Deal with Beijing

The U.S. and China will not reach an agreement on carbon emission targets in time for President Obama’s visit to the country next month, Financial Times reports: Todd Stern said the two governments would seek “a common...

China Clashes with U.S., Europe at Climate Talks

UN climate talks in Bangkok got tense at moments, according to an AP report: China’s top climate envoy insisted Wednesday that it is unfair to expect all countries to play a role in combating global warming, leading to a...

Obama, Chinese Leader Meet on UN Sidelines

After addressing the U.N. on their strategies for curbing global warming, Presidents Hu Jintao and Barack Obama met in New York today to discuss bilateral ties. From Forbes: President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao...

China Announces Pledge to Curb Carbon Emissions

At the UN General Assembly gathering today to tackle global warming, President Hu Jintao announced steps China will take to reduce emissions, without naming a specific numerical goal. From the Guardian: The proposals, delivered...

China Signs Deal With First Solar

China has signed a deal with Arizona-based First Solar to build solar to build a a 2,000-megawatt photovoltaic farm in Inner Mongolia. From the New York Times’ Green Inc. blog: Set for completion in 2019, the project...

China Sees Climate Accord, Without Strict Limits

The New York Times reports: China’s envoy to global negotiations on climate change expressed optimism on Wednesday that a new agreement to reduce greenhouse gases would be reached this year, and he said that his nation’s efforts...

China Protesters See Red over Pelosi Visit

Reuters reports on protests that greeted Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi in Beijing: Police quickly dragged away the small group demonstrating in front of a central government office — far from any of the sites visited...

Hu Angang: A New Approach at Copenhagen (1)

For China Dialogue, economist Hu Angang presents an alternative method for determining a nation’s climate change responsibilities: First, the binary distinction should be replaced according to the HDI, an index between 0...

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