Harvard Climate Change Experts Focus on China

Harvard Climate Change Experts Focus on China

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A new, multidisciplinary, collaborative project to investigate climate change, energy security, and sustainable development in China has received the first $3.75 million grant from the new Harvard Global Institute. The project, led by atmospheric scientist Michael McElroy, the Gilbert Butler Professor of Environmental Studies, and economist Dale Jorgenson, Samuel W. Morris University Professor, and designed with Harvard China Project Executive Director Chris Nielsen, will join with Chinese collaborators to explore the intersections of diverse fields. A core group of studies will leverage Harvard strengths in energy science, atmospheric chemistry, and climate science. Another will link economics, engineering, atmospheric science, and environmental health in national policy assessments. A third will relate urban transportation, air quality, and associated risks to human health in a case city, Chengdu. The project will also seed new work in social sciences, history, and Chinese environmental and climate law. The new initiative that will involve a wide range of activities, including research, public lectures, conferences and research symposia, a research seminar series, policy consultations with decision makers, public outreach, and a summer course in China for undergraduate and graduate students.
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China Focus - What's Behind Hong Kong's Protests

China Focus - What's Behind Hong Kong's Protests

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People in Hong Kong rang in the new year on Tuesday with a tradition that's harder to enjoy in the mainland: protesting. Specifically, most of them were protesting their chief executive, Leung Chun-ying (a.k.a. C.Y. Leung). Leung has been a controversial figure since he assumed office in July 2012, but there's more to the protests than just his personal unpopularity.
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Sustainable Development Goals and Innovation: Focus on China

Sustainable Development Goals and Innovation: Focus on China

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  • Updated: 07 Nov 2015
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Executive Focus: William E. Heinecke, Chairman & CEO, Minor International

Executive Focus: William E. Heinecke, Chairman & CEO, Minor International

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William E. Heinecke is the Chairman & CEO of Minor International, one of the largest hospitality and leisure companies in the Asia Pacific region. He spoke with The Prospect Group about Minor's businesses, how the Chinese market is changing the landscape of the hospitality industry, and why Thailand remains an attractive investment destination. Copyright 2012 - The Prospect Group For more information, please visit: http://www.theprospectgroup.com/william-e-heinecke-chairman-ceo-minor-international-81106/
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China Daily Exclusive interview with Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying

China Daily Exclusive interview with Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying

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Hong Kong Cheif Executive Leung Chun-ying shares his concerns about the rise of “Hong Kong independence”, slowing upward social mobility and his chances for a second term in this China Daily exclusive video interview. Also refer to the full interview transcript here: http://www.chinadailyasia.com/focus/2016-09/20/content_15497605.html
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Asian Development, the OBOR Initiative, and U.S.-China Relations

Asian Development, the OBOR Initiative, and U.S.-China Relations

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  • Updated: 19 Apr 2016
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Featuring: Matthew Goodman Simon Chair in Political Economy Center for Strategic and International Studies Wang Wen Executive Dean, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies Renmin University Zhao Minghao Research Fellow China Center for Contemporary World Studies, IDCPC Yves Tiberghien Director, Institute of Asian Research University of British Columbia Wang Yiwei Director, Institute of International Affairs Renmin University Moderated by: Scott Kennedy Deputy Director, Freeman Chair in China Studies Center for Strategic and International Studies Since World War II the Asia-Pacific has witnessed billions of people being lifted out of poverty and unprecedented progress in economic development. Greater attention than ever is now being placed on promoting development across the rest of the continent. The China-initiated Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and “Belt & RoadInitiative (OBOR) have put their emphasis on strengthening physical infrastructure, a focus which may potentially complement or be in tension with approaches that stress poverty alleviation, improved governance institutions, and the nurturing of entrepreneurship and commercial markets. This event features a discussion among leading experts from China and North America about the scope of Asia's development challenge, the weighing of alternative solutions, and the possibilities for bilateral and multilateral cooperation.
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U.S. – China Relations in 2016: What to Expect

U.S. – China Relations in 2016: What to Expect

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China’s stock market is making headlines in the early days of 2016. While economic issues will continue to be an important focus, we asked Kissinger Institute Director, Robert Daly to provide us with a preview of what else we might expect in the realm of U.S.China relations in the new year. That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW. Guest Robert Daly was named as the second director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson Center in August, 2013. He came to the Wilson Center from the Maryland China Initiative at the University of Maryland. Prior to that, he was American Director of the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies in Nanjing. Robert Daly began work in U.S.-China relations as a diplomat, serving as Cultural Exchanges Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing in the late 80s and early 90s. After leaving the Foreign Service, he taught Chinese at Cornell University, worked on television (北京人在纽约) and theater projects in China as a host, actor, and writer, and helped produce Chinese-language versions of Sesame Street and other Children’s Television Workshop programs. During the same period, he directed the Syracuse University China Seminar and served as a commentator on Chinese affairs for CNN, the Voice of America, and Chinese television and radio stations. From 2000 to 2001 he was American Director of the U.S.-China Housing Initiative at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Mr. Daly has testified before Congress on U.S.-China relations and has lectured at scores of Chinese and American institutions, including the Smithsonian Institution, the East-West Center, the Asia Society, and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. He has lived in China for 11 years and has interpreted for Chinese leaders, including Jiang Zemin and Li Yuanchao, and American leaders, including Jimmy Carter and Henry Kissinger. Host John Milewski is the executive producer and managing editor of Wilson Center NOW and also serves as director of Wilson Center ON DEMAND digital programming. Previously he served as host and producer of Dialogue at the Wilson Center and Close Up on C-SPAN. He also teaches a course on politics and media for Penn State’s Washington Program.
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China: World's Fastest Electric Car Unveiled

China: World's Fastest Electric Car Unveiled

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The world's fastest electric car - which has a top speed of 155mph and manages 0-62mph in just 3.7 seconds - has been unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show. The SP:01 is manufactured in America by a company called Detroit Electric, which claims to have produced the first ever electric car in Detroit back in 1907. Choosing China over Europe and the US to reveal its state-of-the-art machine is significant. The Chinese government has placed itself behind a major push to invest in electric cars across the nation. Albert Lam, the chief executive of Detroit Electric, told Sky News: "I think China has the right policy, right incentive, and the right drive from the government and China really does need some solution with their air pollution. "There will be a lot of demand for this type of vehicle as well as future vehicles we are going to launch." The government's pledge to put five million electric vehicles on China's roads by 2020 has prompted a scramble by car manufactures in all sectors of the market. From Porsche to VW and Renault, manufacturers are now choosing China to unveil their latest electric or hybrid models. The Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid has been a focus for photographers and prospective customers in Shanghai all week. It has a dual-electric petrol engine; the first Porsche of its kind. In another exhibition hall, the company formally known as Rover showed off its electric offering. Rover is now owned by Chinese Auto giant SAIC. In theory, China is the perfect market for the electric car to thrive. Sixteen of the 20 most polluted cities in the world are said to be in China. This year, the air in the Chinese capital reached 40 times the safe limit. The sheer number of cars and the poor quality of fuel are significant contributors to what has become known as 'airmageddon'. The global electric car revolution has, thus far, failed to materialise. A combination of 'range-anxiety', high prices and unappealing models has discouraged the public to buy. Unimpressed by poor sales, governments have been reluctant to invest in infrastruture. A vicious cycle has formed which has been hard to break. But China could hold the key. In a suburb of the Chinese capital we found evidence of the government pledge to support the development of electric cars for the mass market. The Beijing Electric Car Company is a part-state owned car manufacturer. Their site is vast; a massive factory surrounded by car parks full of new cars, all electric. The E150-EV is the first mass-produced Chinese-made electric car. None have been sold yet because the details of the rebate customers will get for buying one have not yet been established. "At this stage, we're still in a test period," Si Hai, a director at the factory, told Sky News. "The Beijing government has been positively encouraging the industry including research. The good trend of the development is thanks to efforts by the government." There are about 1,000 electric cars running on the Beijing roads but they are public service vehicles. Several major Chinese cities operate a "licence plate lottery" in which prospective new drivers must apply for a number-plate. Only a tiny proportion of those who apply every month are successful. Under new plans, drivers applying for a number-plate for an electric car will not have to go through the lottery. They will be issued with a plate immediately. "The development of electric cars will not happen without the support of the government. I think the country has been working on the research and implementing the relevant policies. I think in the near future, our goal of getting electric cars to every household can be achieved," Mr Si said. If he is right, then simple economies of scale should push prices down and encourage further research and development. The global electric car revolution could finally get the kick-start it has waited for. JOIN VSP GROUP PARTNER PROGRAM: https://youpartnerwsp.com/ru/join?90063
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Tom Christensen: "The China Challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power"

Tom Christensen: "The China Challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power"

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Thomas J. Christensen speaks about the challenge of dissuading China from regional aggression while encouraging the country to contribute to the global order at the Paulson Institute's Contemporary China Speakers Series on October 15, 2015. Thomas J. Christensen is the William P. Boswell Professor of World Politics of Peace and War and Director of the China and the World Program at Princeton University. From 2006-2008 he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs with responsibility for relations with China, Taiwan, and Mongolia. His research and teaching focuses on China’s foreign relations, the international relations of East Asia, and international security. Before arriving at Princeton in 2003, he taught at Cornell University and MIT. He received his B.A. from Haverford College, M.A. in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania, and Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University. Professor Christensen has served on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and as co-editor of the International History and Politics series at Princeton University Press. He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Non-Resident Senior Scholar at the Brookings Institution. In 2002 he was presented with a Distinguished Public Service Award by the United States Department of State.
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