Earlier this month, after a year of debate, China finally unveiled its green goals for the next five years. On March 5, premier Wen Jiabao presented his “government work report” during China’s annual parliamentary session in Beijing, revealing the key goals of the country’s 12th Five-Year Plan (FYP). These include targets to cut energy intensity [...]
Clean energy and climate protection are integral to China’s economic future, according to the Twelfth Five-Year Plan finalized on March 14. In just five years’ time, we have watched China’s economic powerhouse embrace low-carbon technology – especially energy efficiency – and deploy it on an unprecedented scale. Over the next five years, as environmental woes [...]
The Chinese government has decided to build 10 million apartments every year in the following three years to meet the demand of those who cannot afford the market price of housing as one of the ways to alleviate the high housing price. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao told journalists at the press conference at the end [...]
Japan's recent disaster has spurred Chinese regulators to call on the central government for greater supervision amidst China' rapidly-growing nuclear power industry China's existing nuclear plants are on full alert, as Japan races against time to save its earthquake-stricken nuclear power complex from a complete meltdown. In Beijing, environmental regulators have begun to voice concerns [...]
China’s nuclear industry’s free ride may soon be coming to an end. While nuclear power represents a mere fraction of China’s overall energy use—just over one percent—China plans to add another ten nuclear power projects to the books as part of the 12th Five Year Plan. By 2020, China wants to have a nuclear power [...]
The devastation caused by the disastrous 9.0-magnitude earthquake in Japan and the potential risks from radiation leaks at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant once again highlight the urgent need to establish a global disaster emergency relief mechanism. The frequent incidence of natural disasters worldwide, with many engendered by greenhouse gas emissions, environmental deterioration and ecological [...]
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