A bland photo of solar panels in China has hidden meanings.
Archive for the ‘China’ Category
In the September 2013 issue of the Journal of Economic Literature, Siqi Zheng and I have a new paper titled “Understanding China’s Urban Pollution Dynamics”. Our paper’s abstract is presented below the fold. This paper lays out the broad plan for our 2014 University of Chicago Press book tentatively titled; “Blue Skies […]
In his keynote speech last Thursday to the 18th Congress of the Chinese Communist party, retiring President Hu Jintao said: Energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions per unit of GDP as well as the discharge of major pollutants should decrease sharply. Source: Leslie Hook for the Financial Times (paywall); summarised here. This wasn´t a toe-dipping […]
A theory – from a usually unreliable source – about the murder of Neil Heywood by the wife of the Communist Party boss of Congquing.
A fine image of the dilemma of authority in China.
The current ambassador to China, Gary Locke, is teaching the Chinese some useful stuff without a word of preaching or assertion, mainly by carrying his own bags and flying economy, and being seen to do so. The German for ambassador is botschafter, which means message carrier, and Locke’s story nicely enlarges our idea of how […]
We need to invest in carbon sequestration not for our sake — but for India and China.
In defence of street protests over Tibet against the Olympic torch relay.