Posts Tagged ‘Sustainable Development’

Yantze River Reaches 5 Year Lows. Bottom Exposed

Sunday, January 13, 2008 2:06 9 Comments

In the midst of my Yantgze report, I came across several articles that show just how exposed to the elements trade along the Yangtze is. Historically cycling between the two extremes of flood and drought, the Yangtze river level can fluctuate quite a bit. However, after a drought in the middle of the country, ships […]

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China Releases White Paper on Energy

Saturday, January 12, 2008 0:18 7 Comments

In what appears to be a first, and perhaps an insider view into the discussions surrounding the Draft Energy Law, the State Council Information Office published a White Paper on Energy on their website. Broken into 8 parts, the white paper provided some interesting insights into the current situation of china’s Energy industry in terms […]

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Event: The Drafting of China Energy Law

Wednesday, January 9, 2008 21:52 Comments Off on Event: The Drafting of China Energy Law

Perhaps one of the most important laws that will go into place this year, I highly suggest that anyone in Beijing next Thursday go to this EU Chamber event (h/t Renminbi) 17th January, 8:30 am China World Hotel Members: 200 RMB Non-members: 400 RMB The new Energy Law is still in the drafting process and […]

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China is RUNNING OUT OF WATER…

Thursday, January 3, 2008 17:09 31 Comments

An area that I have been working more and more on is sustainability, and for those of you who are following Crossroads, you will know that water is a HUGE area of concern for me.. and for China. Well, apparently, while I have been writing there are others who have been discussing the real threat […]

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China’s Chang’An Releases Hybrid Car

Saturday, December 15, 2007 10:08 1 Comment

the Shanghai Daily, and others, reported yesterday that the Chang’an group has put out the nation’s first hybrid car, and that it is to hit the streets next year. Not a surprise to me, I find China’s drive for energy efficient products to be one that will show them to be true innovators and leaders […]

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Jim Jubak on China’s Future if the US Economy Sinks

Thursday, November 29, 2007 4:34 4 Comments

Here is an excellent clip of Jim Jubak on some macroeconomic things to consider. you may remember that I covered a piece of his on logistics last year, and like that piece, he has some things that I agree and disagree with. Currently working on a few posts to address some of the underlying issues […]

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China’s Ports to Play Fair.. with Each Other

Tuesday, November 27, 2007 12:42 4 Comments

In any developing economy, there is a feeling that one must take advantage of any opportunity. for China’s part money has flowed into nearly ever sector of the economy from domestic and foreign investors.. From a manufacturing perspective, the same mentality also exists. Manufacturers will cut to the bone to get business, and there are […]

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How Much Has China Grown? Really…

Friday, November 16, 2007 10:40 Comments Off on How Much Has China Grown? Really…

Anyone who has lived in China at any point in the last 10 years will attest to the growth of China’s east coast cities. For many who watched China’s rise, one of the most amazing measures was GDP growth, and the fact that China has been able to sustain double digit growth for so many […]

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