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  China: Environmental Issues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
China's share of world carbon emissions is expected to increase in coming years, reaching 17.8% by 2025.
China is a non-Annex I country under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, meaning it has not agreed to binding emissions reductions in the Kyoto Protocol, which it ratified in August 2002.
China's domestic greenhouse-gas reduction activities are based on "no-regrets" strategies in energy efficiency and conservation, clean energy supply and reforestation.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/chinaenv.html   (1761 words)

 The environment and China
Further, China is in the midst of unprecedented economic expansion, with a growth rate of 10 percent a year over the past ten years -- as much growth in one decade as the industrial world experienced in nearly a century.
China would be emitting twice as much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere if not for an unprecedented "de-coupling" of carbon emissions and economic growth.
China ranks fourth in the world in terms of total water resources, but is second lowest in terms of per capita water resource availability.
population.wri.org /pubs_content_print.cfm?ContentID=2893   (3040 words)

 ENVIRONMENT: China Goes for 'Green GDP'
China's emissions of sulphur dioxide were the highest in the world last year, causing acid rain across 30 percent of the country, a report released by the State Environmental Protection Agency said.
China's roads are expected to be clogged with 130 million vehicles by 2020, by which time China would have surpassed the United States in total car ownership.
China is already the world's second-largest producer of greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming and the devastation of the climate.
www.ipsnews.net /africa/interna.asp?idnews=30849   (1128 words)

China is extremely cautious and responsible in the management of its nuclear weapons, and has established strict rules and regulations and taken effective measures to ensure the safety and security of its nuclear weapons.
China maintains that the exploration and utilization of outer space should be for the sole purpose of promoting the economic, scientific and cultural development of all countries, and benefiting all mankind.
China believes that the most direct and effective way to achieve this purpose in the new century is to negotiate and bring into being a new international legal instrument, in addition to continued strict compliance with the existing ones.
www.nti.org /db/china/engdocs/wpnd2000.htm   (13805 words)

 Asia Times Online :: China News, China Business News, Taiwan and Hong Kong News and Business.
China's environment is edging closer to a condition of crisis.
For example, attacks on China's environmental management for its impact on surrounding states, such as Japan, could be used to argue against further investment in the country or be highlighted during territorial disputes in the East China Sea to agitate anti-Chinese sentiment.
As the health of China and its economy is inextricably linked to all of the world's most developed economies, wealthy states and non-governmental organizations should consider additional courses of action to help China form a credible environmental movement supported by legal experts, academics and party officials sympathetic to change.
www.atimes.com /atimes/China/HA06Ad01.html   (1803 words)

 China: The Environment and Trade - China - Trade Resource Center - Business Roundtable
Numerous projects are under way to increase China’s oil and natural gas reserves and to transport these clean energy sources within China to replace coal as a source of power.
China’s environmental services commitments in its WTO accession agreement open China to sewage and solid waste manage-ment services, cleaning services for exhaust gas, noise abatement services, and sanitation services.
China’s liberalization of its trade and investment controls has opened the door for American companies to invest in China.
trade.businessroundtable.org /trade_2006/china/environment.html   (418 words)

 Environment Across China Getting Worse
China's environmental woes are steadily growing and costing the economy around 200 billion dollars each year, the government said Monday.
About 90 percent of China's natural pasture land, which makes up 40 percent of the nation's territory, is facing degradation and desertification, leading to more sand and dust storms, it said.
China's GDP was worth 2.26 trillion dollars last year, meaning the economic losses would be over 200 billion dollars annually.
www.sinodaily.com /reports/Environment_Across_China_Getting_Worse.html   (707 words)

 U.S. - China Environment, Science and Technology Cooperation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
China and the United States cooperate in the fields of environment, science and technology and health under our 1979 bilateral SandT umbrella agreement, which was recently renewed to last until 2006.
China Foundation, Inc The China Foundation, Inc. was incorporated as a non-profit, charitable organization in 1997.
China Center for Environmentally Sound Technology Transfer set up with Asian Development Bank funding in 1997, can serve as a mechanism for connecting suppliers of environmental and environmentally-sound technologies to project opportunities in China.
www.usembassy-china.org.cn /sandt/sandint.htm   (976 words)

 CCC - The PLA and China's Changing Security Environment
As China's growing military capability threatens to upset the status quo in Asia, debate among U.S. policy makers is focused on how to engage this emerging power.
As China becomes more integrated into the international community, PLA officers are beginning to understand the importance of international cooperation and interaction.
As a strong player in China's foreign policy bureaucracy, it is important to understand how the PLA views these recent non-traditional approaches to security, regional security institutions, and peacekeeping operations.
www.ccc.nps.navy.mil /si/jan03/eastAsia.asp   (1584 words)

 Environment of China - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mainland China's increasingly polluted environment is largely a result of the country's rapid development and consequently a large increase in primary energy consumption, which is almost entirely produced by burning coal.
China has pursued a development model which prioritises exports-led growth (similar to many other East Asian countries), by expediting increases in manufacturing capacity, largely in the absence of any significant ecological or pollution controls to reduce polluting emissions from the nation's rapidly industrialising economy.
Water scarcity also is an issue; for example, severe water scarcity in Northern China is a serious threat to sustained economic growth and has forced the government to begin implementing a largescale diversion of water from the Yangtze River to northern cities, including Beijing and Tianjin.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Environment_of_China   (876 words)

 China's Nuclear Environment
China's consistently pursued policy of major power status and its global economic clout combine to place China in a pivotal position in the future conduct of world affairs.
One analyst has argued that for China's nuclear deterrent posture "very few nuclear missiles, anywhere from a handful to several tens, are sufficient." (37) Johnston continues the western trend to categorise China's posture as a 'minimum deterrent' and suggests that "a state that employs minimum deterrence requires qualitative and quantitative inferiority".
China's theatre forces are often categorised in the West as tactical missiles, which is a misleading term because it tends to imply only a battlefield, war-fighting utility.
www.international-relations.com /rp/rp6.html   (8142 words)

 China Watch | Worldwatch Institute
China's economy grew by an average of 9.9 percent between 1993 and 2004, accelerating the demand for electricity and necessitating expansion of the country's disperse power transmission and distribution network.
China's coal-mining industry is among the most dangerous in the world, resulting in the deaths of more than 2,600 workers in the first half of 2005 alone.
China's population was 1,306,280,000 on November 1, 2005, according to the latest census report released by China's National Bureau of Statistics on March 16.
www.worldwatch.org /taxonomy/term/53   (7841 words)

 BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | China facing environment 'crisis'
He said China's industrial development was unsustainable, because its resources could not cope.
Mr Pan said that China could no longer afford to follow the West's resources-hungry model of development and it should encourage its citizens to avoid adopting the developed world's consumer habits.
He said previous attempts to create a cleaner environment had not been carried out properly and there would now be a raft of new laws and regulations aimed at promoting sustainable development.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/asia-pacific/3683574.stm   (349 words)

 China Business Environment Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Investment funds may initiate operations in China and accomplish nearly two-thirds of their current needs while creating the rather significant real option value of having an established organization in Mainland China before total foreign control is permitted, which may be within five years.
Some precedent in China indicates that when the employee has a dispute with the employing company on the issue regarding a stock option program, the court will make the judgment according to current PRC Laws and construe the stock option as a kind of fringe benefit, which will cause a result adverse to FII.
In China, a research institute may acquire financial grants from the government through (a) fund allocation by the government as fiscal expenditure; (b) applying for special government funds for science research; (c) government award to the research institute for certain achievements in science research; or (d) winning the bid in a government project.
www.sdragonslair.net /chinaregsbusinessinfo.htm   (8372 words)

 China Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
China isn't a country - it's a different world.
From shop-till-you-drop metropolises to the desert landscapes of Xinjiang, China is a land of cultural and geographic schisms.
Travellers entering China by road or rail across the southeastern border, particularly the Vietnamese frontier, report that Lonely Planet China guidebooks have been confiscated by border officials.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/asia/china   (430 words)

 HUCE- China Project
The Harvard University Center for the Environment's China Project is a multidisciplinary research program on energy use and environment in China and in Sino-American relations.
This effort examines the manner in which environmental law and policies are communicated to, understood by, and utilized by China's urban populace.
Complementing earlier research in rural China, the current focus is urban Zhejiang, in part to seek generalizable conclusions.
environment.harvard.edu /china_project.htm   (957 words)

 The Epoch Times | Investment Environment in China Worsens for Taiwan
The attractive low wages in China are no more—thanks to a boom in investment and the consequences of the one-child policy.
Enterprise management consultants say that the investment environment in China is now deteriorating with shortages in electricity, labor, raw materials and land.
Yuan added that Taiwanese investors must be familiar with the changes in the investment environment in China, restructure their businesses, strengthen their crisis response mechanism to deal with adversities, and should also reconsider their over-reliance on cheap labor and land.
english.epochtimes.com /news/4-10-6/23632.html   (828 words)

 Energy and Environment in China and East Asia
Population and the environment in China, (Boulder : L. Rienner Publishers, 1994).
China on the edge : the crisis of ecology and development, (San Francisco : China Books & Periodicals, c1991).
China's environmental crisis : an inquiry into the limits of national development, (Armonk, N.Y. Sharpe, c1993).
ecoethics.net /bib/1997/otca-001.htm   (4272 words)

 Ancient Chinese environment - History for Kids!
Northeastern China has lots of forests and in the forests there are deer and even reindeer, and tigers.
In the very southernmost part of China, there's one more kind of climate, which is almost a tropical rainforest or jungle.
The Retreat of the Elephants: An Environmental History of China, by Mark Elvin (2004).
www.historyforkids.org /learn/china/environment/index.htm   (615 words)

 China's Environment Seminar Series
The third discussion of the series on China's Environment was held on Sept.
She acknowledges in the discussion that China hasn't started to establish a set of environmental laws which will bring China's emission standard closer to the Kyoto Protocol.
The Sino-U.S. cooperation in environment protection is one of the areas President Clinton will talk with Chinese government in his upcoming summit to China.
www.ifce.org /seminar.html   (1204 words)

 China: The Environment CD-ROM
Never before have so many data sets been unified to provide a synoptic view of China's diverse landscapes and eco-regions.
Over 25 environment-related data sets are found in China: The Environment.
China: The Environment is a comprehensive GIS dataset on China's environment.
www.geocarto.com /erim_china_env.html   (202 words)

 China's Environment Syllabus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
With over one-fifth of the world's population and an increasingly important role in global politics, China must be considered seriously in any attempt to address sustainable development.
We will begin by considering a range of analytical approaches that can be used to conduct research on China’s environment, including environmental history, institutional politics, property rights, economics, and political ecology.
China’s Environment: History, Policy, and Sustainability is generously supported in Fall 2002 by the Group in Asian Studies and the ESPM Division of Society and Environment.
spot.colorado.edu /~yehe/ChinaEnvironmentSyllabus.html   (2797 words)

 China's Environment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
"China's Environment in a Globalizing World." June 30, 2005.
"China's Pollution and its Threat to Domestic and Regional Stability."
"The Environment and China Water and Air Pollution: Water and Health."
www.mtholyoke.edu /~amfalcia/classweb/ir/Sources.html   (39 words)

 Recent Events, US - China Water Resources Management Program
China's Water Problems in the Context of US - China Relations
The Environment in US - China Relations: Themes and Ideas from Working Group Discussions on Energy Issues
China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development
www.lanl.gov /chinawater/events.html   (147 words)

 china.org.cn - Environment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
About a third of the 450 shark species are threatened with extinction.
China is building what it hopes will become the world's largest botanical gardens at the Qinling Mountain.
China's First Hydrogen Refueling Station Goes into Operation
www.china.org.cn /english/environment/33890.htm   (106 words)

 China Environment Class   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This class examines historical and current aspects of China's environment from the perspectives of history, geography, ecology, anthropology, and political science.
Class sessions are mostly lectures with some discussion and debate; student grades are based entirely on the paper assignments.
Class readings are from the required texts at the University Bookstore, from electronic reserve, and from some articles available directly on the internet.
faculty.washington.edu /stevehar/honorshome.html   (96 words)

 WHO | Indoor air pollution database for China
Since the late 1970s, Chinese and other researchers have measured levels of various air pollutants in both urban and rural residences in China.
A database of indoor measurements was compiled by WHO in 1994 to help provide access to this large body of literature.
- Indoor air pollution database for China [pdf, 3 Mb]
www.who.int /indoorair/health_impacts/databases_china/en/index.html   (103 words)

 China Politics Links: Environment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
UNDP China Human Development Report 2002: Making Green a Development Choice
Cleaner Production in China (PRC State Economic and Trade Commission)
China's Official Views on the Project (A compilation of articles)
www.wellesley.edu /Polisci/wj/ChinaLinks-New/environment.html   (49 words)

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