May 08, 2014
Half the world’s pigs – 476 million – reside in China. Increasingly prosperous consumers are eating fewer grains and demanding a more protein-rich diet, ballooning the pork industry to 15 times its 1960s-era size. In the last 30 years, Chinese demand for meat has quadrupled and China is now the largest consumer of seafood in the world.
May 07, 2014
Robert Hathaway authored this piece on US-Taiwan relations following a recent trip to Taiwan.
May 07, 2014
This article is part of a monthly series for Foreign Policy by Michael Kugelman that highlights possible post-2014 scenarios for Afghanistan.
May 06, 2014
The Spring 2014 issue of the Wilson Quarterly has been released. Focused on Afghanistan, it features articles by members of the Asia Program.
May 02, 2014
Michael Kugelman writes about five Pakistani militant leaders who are worth singling out—not just because they threaten stability, but because they foreshadow Pakistani militancy’s future trajectory.
May 01, 2014
President Obama capped a four-nation visit to Asia with the announcement of a security agreement with the Philippines. While China was not one of the President’s stops, relations with the People’s Republic loomed large as a back drop for his visits to Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines. We spoke with former U.S. Ambassador to China, J. Stapleton Roy about the significance of the trip.
Apr 29, 2014
In the latest article at Vice News, "China’s Toxic Soil, Air Pollution, and Dead Animals Prompt Environmental Reform," Turner commented on the new amendments to 1989 China Environmental Protection Law (EPL) and Chinese pig industry.
CEF Director Jennifer Turner interviewed by Radio Free Asia on the latest China Environmental Law amendments
Apr 23, 2014
Jennifer Turner gave comments on the amendments to China's 1989 environmental protection law which was submitted to the country's parliament for deliberation.
Apr 22, 2014
CEF has recently released its new interactive map concerning the information of dams in the southwest China.
Apr 22, 2014
For the past 65 years, China has built nearly two dams per day, and wants to expand its hydroelectric capacity. Jennifer Turner, director of the China Environment Forum at the Washington DC's Wilson Center, tells host Steve Curwood that China plans to ramp up dam installation in Yunnan Province, which raises the risks for this biodiversity hotspot in Southwest China.