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...

Hu Shuli Picks The Seven Most Powerful People In China

Hu Shuli, who has been much in the news recently, has picked the seven most powerful people in China as part of a Forbes Magazine report on the world’s most powerful (in which President Hu Jintao ranks second and...

China To “Perfect” Gas Pricing Mechanism This Year

From Reuters: China said on Monday it will perfect its natural gas pricing mechanism and push forward reforms on power prices this year, part of efforts to encourage energy savings and change its energy-intensive development...

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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