Climate Change Remediation

Red Flags for Forced Labor Found in China’s Car Battery Supply Chain

Ties to potentially coercive labor practices could prove a problem for an industry that is heavily dependent on China, once a new law barring Xinjiang products goes into effect. By Ana Swanson and Chris Buckley June 20, 2022Updated 8:11 a.m. ET “The photograph on the mining conglomerate’s social media account showed 70 ethnic Uyghur workers standing at attention under …

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RACE TO THE FUTURE

Why a Chinese Company Dominates Electric Car Batteries Beijing gave CATL lavish subsidies, a captive market of buyers and soft regulatory treatment, helping it to control a crucial technology of the future. CATL’s headquarters, shaped like an oversize lithium battery, in Ningde, China.Credit…Qilai Shen for The New York Times By Keith Bradsher and Michael Forsythe Dec. 22, 2021,  …

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The U.S. and China Should Compete on Electric Cars

Dec. 8, 2021 By Deborah Seligsohn Ms. Seligsohn is an assistant professor in the political science department at Villanova University. “If you are in the market for an electric vehicle today, there’s a good chance you’ll buy a Tesla. Fast forward a couple of years, and this may no longer be true. Traditional automakers like General …

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Race to the Future: What to Know About the Frantic Quest for Cobalt

A New York Times investigation examines the global demand for raw materials as the clean energy revolution takes off. This is what we found. By Eric Lipton, Dionne Searcey and Michael ForsytheNov. 20, 2021Updated 12:09 p.m. ET The clean energy revolution is replacing oil and gas with a new global force: the minerals and metals needed in electric car batteries, …

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China “will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad.”

“President Xi Jinping of China told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that his country would stop promoting the growth of the world’s dirtiest fossil fuel overseas, in a major step to address climate change: China, he said, “will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad.” Mr. Xi’s announcement, in prerecorded remarks, was a surprise move …

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Opinion | John Kerry: China’s Chance to Save Antarctic Sealife

“Even as the United States and China confront deep disagreements, there is a global challenge that simply won’t wait for the resolution of our differences: climate change. While some have decided that we are entering a new Cold War with China, we can still cooperate on critical mutual interests. After all, even at the height …

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Asia Development Bank Report on Climate Change in Asia

  “The historic Paris Agreement of 2015 has acknowledged that the global climate crisis is arguably the greatest challenge human civilization faces in the 21st century. In this context, the role of the Asia and Pacific region is characterized by a double dichotomy that entails simultaneously high risks and significant opportunities. Proper analysis guided by …

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What It’s Like to Live in a Surveillance State – by James Millward – NYT

Image by Brian Stauffer, NYT “I have researched Xinjiang for three decades. Ethnic tensions have been common during all those years, and soon after 9/11, Chinese authorities started invoking the specter of “the three evil forces of separatism, extremism and terrorism” as a pretense to crack down on Uighurs. But state repression in Xinjiang has never …

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Opinion | Why China’s Good Environmental Policies Have Gone Wrong – NYT

Stange article, with some questionalbe assertions, such as, there is no data on the kinds of air pollution that China faces. This assertion is false. Other counties have already studied these pollutants. There is lots of good data.What is striking, is that cancer is the leading cause of death in China, and lung cancer is …

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Energy initiative to cut smog worsens winter gas shortage – China Daily

By HOU LIQIANG/DU JUAN/ZHENG JINRAN/ZHANG YU | China Daily | Updated: 2017-12-15 06:52 Surging demand for cleaner fuel affects household heating and pushes up market prices Authorities in Shaanxi province limited the amount of liquefied natural gas cab drivers can purchase. [Photo/CHINA NEWS SERVICE] Every day, before starting his shift, taxi driver Zhong Guishun heads …

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