Lily Hartzell, Freelance Journalist based in Beijing
Mar 01, 2019
While Washington battles over the Green New Deal, China has been on the cutting edge of green finance and is even providing a model for the European Union. Even so, crucial questions remain.
Chris Nielsen, Executive Director of the Harvard-China Project on Energy, Economy and Environment
Mun Ho, Economist at the Harvard-China Project on Energy, Economy and Environment
Oct 12, 2018
China has made impressive strides in addressing air pollution issues, but continued progress may hinge on market-based institutional reforms of the electricity sector.
Guo Chen, Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center
Jun 22, 2018
China’s decision to ban waste imports has exposed the deep structural flaws and interdependencies that support the global waste-management system. Western countries who have long depended on China as a destination for their garbage are straining to accommodate their own waste, while China struggles to find the labor to effectively sort and process waste amidst a “low-end population” crisis.
Yao Yang, Professor, China Center for Economic Research
Mar 05, 2018
To the extent that it raises living standards, the “China Model” fulfills some requirements of political legitimacy. But, once those living standards reach a certain level, the Chinese people will almost certainly demand more personal freedom and political accountability.
Heidi Wang-Kaeding, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin
Mar 02, 2018
President Xi’s new buzzword “Ecological Civilization” regarding China’s climate change efforts deserves more international attention. The phrase is an example of “environmentalism with Chinese characteristics.”
Qin Xiaoying, Research Scholar, China Foundation For Int'l and Strategic Studies
Mar 01, 2018
Much of China's future progress will depend on what happens in the countryside.
Nov 22, 2017
China’s carbon emissions will probably peak on or before 2030, a survey of industry participants found. About 82 percent of 260 stakeholders in the nation
Mar 11, 2016
China will not return to its era of pursuing economic growth at the expense of the environment despite its slowing economy, the country's environment minister said Friday.