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China’s “Clean Your Plate” Campaign

In China, food serves an important social function and providing an abundance of it, often more than one can eat, is seen as a sign of status and hospitality. However, growing awareness of food waste, especially among the...

The Greening Of Mooncakes

Amid concerns of corruption during the Mid-Autumn Festival, Xinhua reports 85 million Chinese traveled on the first day of the long holiday. Holiday travel has been infamous for straining the already stressed transportation...

Scenes from China’s Consumerist Revolution

A precarious economic outlook and efforts to stem officials’ conspicuous consumption have prompted fears for the health of China’s luxury market. Sales of prestigious Moutai liquor have indeed drooped, but Hermes and...

How Government Waste Threatens Conservation – Tang Hao

One of China’s more prolific columnists details for China Dialogue the sundry ways in which Chinese officials waste money that might otherwise be spent protecting the environment: In the past few years China’s central government has begun promoting the concept of a “conserving society”. But this should not just be an economic concept; it should […]

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