China poised to back Thailand’s move to solar

China’s foothold in producing solar panels in Thailand, as well as investing in and building solar power stations there, will be essential if the country is to continue to move away from fossil fuels with sufficient speed. Thailand is in the midst of a policy shift toward solar projects.  In March 2021 Thailand announced it … Continue reading China poised to back Thailand’s move to solar

Some 2019 EVALI patients in the US may have been infected with COVID-19

Scientists urge US to screen for COVID-19 in vaping-related lung disease and share data It's possible that some of the patients of the mysterious vaping-related lung disease that swept through all of the 50 US states in 2019 were actually COVID-19 patients, according to a group of Chinese scientists and radiologists after reviewing some 250 … Continue reading Some 2019 EVALI patients in the US may have been infected with COVID-19

BRI wind farm bringing green energy to Ethiopia

By ZHAO RUINAN | China Daily | 2021-07-31 Forbidding deserts could prove the best places for giant wind power farms, generating abundant and clean sources of energy. That conviction has been driving hundreds of engineers and construction workers from China and Ethiopia over the past three years in their mission to build a wind power … Continue reading BRI wind farm bringing green energy to Ethiopia

Is America’s e-cigarette crisis a smokescreen for the coronavirus outbreak?

Coughing and short of breath, a patient presented to the emergency room with a low blood oxygen level, and the CT scan showed a “ground glass” pattern of white flecks on his lungs, a sign of severe pulmonary damage. Sounds familiar? Well, he wasn’t diagnosed with COVID-19. Instead, the patient was treated as one of … Continue reading Is America’s e-cigarette crisis a smokescreen for the coronavirus outbreak?

Climate change opens new avenues for China-EU cooperation

Having set ambitious climate targets and drawn up sweeping plans to limit greenhouse gas emissions, both China and the European Union are staying on track to pursue sustainable development and thereby to shape a green future, which opens up new vistas for bilateral cooperation. FRANKFURT, July 29 (Xinhua) -- Shuttling between stations in an assembly … Continue reading Climate change opens new avenues for China-EU cooperation

Interview with Wang Yi, China’s NPC Standing Committee member, on routes to carbon neutrality

Introduction Since China elevated the concept of “ecological civilization” to the level of national policy in 2012, the country has made great strides in tackling air pollution, with severe smog almost a thing of the past. The energy transition has also seen successes, with the proportion of coal in the primary energy mix falling year after year and renewables … Continue reading Interview with Wang Yi, China’s NPC Standing Committee member, on routes to carbon neutrality

China adopts new Green Development Guidelines for Foreign Investment and Cooperation

On July 16, 2021, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) of China issued the “Green Development Guidelines for Foreign Investment and Cooperation” (hereinafter referred to as the 2021 Green Guidelines see link to full document at end of this article).  The Guidelines focus on both investment and trade. With … Continue reading China adopts new Green Development Guidelines for Foreign Investment and Cooperation

China’s green mining praised by Congo local community

Aerial panoramic photo of the mining site of the Chinese mining company Zijin Mining in Kolwezi, southern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). KINSHASA, July 18 (Xinhua) -- In Kolwezi, in southern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), beyond counting are drilling rigs and dump trucks coming back and forth on mine after mine. But … Continue reading China’s green mining praised by Congo local community

Re-tested blood samples still point to COVID-19 in Italy 2 months before China

On 4 June 2021, China Environment News (CEN) carried a post on Facebook reporting that the World Health Organization (WHO) had requested re-testing of results where antibodies to COVID-19 were found in blood collected in Italy, October 2019, during a lung-cancer screening trial (see links at end of this article). Those blood samples have now … Continue reading Re-tested blood samples still point to COVID-19 in Italy 2 months before China

Three questions for the U.S. to address regarding furtive Fort Detrick

By John Lee (ECNS) -- More than four million Chinese netizens have signed a joint letter as of 3 p.m. Wednesday, demanding the World Health Organization (WHO) to send virologists, laboratory safety experts and biochemical specialists independent of geopolitics influence of the U.S. to investigate the Fort Detrick biowarfare laboratory. The joint signing points to … Continue reading Three questions for the U.S. to address regarding furtive Fort Detrick