A Word to Describe Chinese Society

At The International Herald Tribune’s Latitude blog, translator Eric Abrahamsen is ten times as concise as Yu Hua, explaining how the character 管 guǎn captures much about Chinese society. In the traditional Confucian view...

Taiwan’s Dark Village Sees the Light – Caroline Gluck

The Amis tribe, an indigenous people of Taiwan, is going to have electricity, which causes different views. From BBC News: High-tech Taiwan is one of the world’s most wired societies and one of the globe’s largest economies. So it is something of a surprise to discover that there is still one place where people live […]

Peter S. Goodman: Power Drain

From Washington Post: The coal spike has ravaged much of China’s power industry, with 85 percent of the country’s plants now losing money, according to the official China Daily. A new crop of foreign investors now scours China for power plants at distressed prices. In much of the rest of the world, including the United […]

Kui Jiang: The development of hydroelectricity in China is in a dilemma

From China Economic Net: The structural contradiction of China’s electric power production is very conspicuous. For many years, projects of thermoelectricity blooms everywhere in the eastern provinces and cities where there is a relatively concentrated power consuming load. The coal reserve in China is not the No. 1 in the world but the annual exploitation […]

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