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A Chinese T. Boone Pickens?

Hong Kong tycoon Stanley Ho is most famous in business for his vast and infamous casino empire and unofficial title as one of Asia’s richest people (his estimated US$8 billion net worth earned him the 113th rank in Forbes’ 2007 list of “the World’s Billionaires”). Might news of his recent clean energy joint venture with […]

March 2nd

Toxic Chemical Spill in Chinese City Leaves Residents without Water

Authorities from China’s coastal city of Yancheng, in the province of Jiangsu, shut off water last Friday and restricted the supply for most of the weekend following citizen reports of foul smelling water. An estimated one million of the city’s 1.5 million residents were left without water due to what government identified as the presence […]

February 26th

Clinton to Address Climate Change, Energy in China

Certain pairs just seem to go together: peas and carrots; peanut butter and jelly; and teenagers and cell phones. Clinton and China is another magical combination: at least, that has been the case for Bill Clinton. Throughout his presidency, a time in which China entered the WTO, and subsequent philanthropic involvement in China, Clinton has […]

February 8th

Climate Group Urges Chinese Cities to Promote Low Carbon Economy

With the Copenhagen Summit on the horizon, environmental organizations and leaders are hard at work to develop a viable multilateral framework for climate policy coordination. In their January 2009 release of a new report: “China’s Low Carbon Leadership in Cities”, the Climate Group has distilled the goal down from a national to municipal context, highlighting […]

February 5th