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Infographic: Waste, Poor Planning Blunt China’s Wind Energy Ambitions

May 27, 2014
China is a country of superlatives and contradictions, especially when it comes to energy – it is not only the largest producer and consumer of coal, but also the largest investor in renewable energy. Since 2010, China has been the world’s biggest and fastest growing market for wind power, which the government has prioritized for its cleaner energy and job creation potential. But waste and poor planning have left many new wind farms idle or disconnected from power grids.

Tough Calls: the Second Annual Nancy Bernkopf Tucker Memorial Lecture

May 22, 2014
On April 16th, 2014, Harry Harding delivered the Second Annual Nancy Bernkopf Tucker Memorial Lecture for the Asia Program. His remarks have recently been published on our webpage.

Don't Pivot Away from TPP

May 21, 2014
As hopes for the United States to sign on to the biggest global trade deal to date rapidly deteriorate, the cost of U.S. political deadlock may be felt most painfully in Asia in the near term, writes Shihoko Goto.

CEF Director Jennifer Turner was Interviewed by CTV News on China's Pollutions

May 20, 2014
Turner told CTV that cancer rates in China have increased by 80 percent over the pass three decades.

Chinadialogue Quoted CEF's Infograghic on Environmental Impacts of China’s Pork Industry

May 20, 2014
The environmental impact of China's pork industry is becoming too large to ignore.

Press Pause and Rewind

May 20, 2014
There is much work ahead to recapture the hopefulness that characterised Indo-U.S. ties seven or eight years ago, Asia Program Director Robert Hathaway writes in The Indian Express.

Is This the Best Response to China’s Cyber-Attacks?

May 20, 2014
On Monday, the United States Attorney General Eric Holder accused China of hacking American industrial giants such as U.S. Steel and Westinghouse Electric, making unprecedented criminal charges of cyper-espionage against Chinese military officials. Kissinger Institute Director, Robert Daly offers his thoughts on the effectiveness of the U.S. response. (Originally posted on the Asia Society's China File).

It's Time for the U.S. to Reset Relations with India

May 19, 2014
The outcome of India's national election — a resounding triumph for the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party — has put the United States in an awkward position.

Forbes Quoted the CEF's Infographic about the Environmental Impacts of Chinese Pork Industry

May 17, 2014
In China, where pork reigns supreme – they eat 81 pounds per person – there are now 94 pigs per 100 acres of cropland (in the U.S. there are 20 per 100 acres). And that concentration of animals is causing havoc in the environment. In fact, agriculture now plays a bigger role in causing water pollution than does industry in the country.

Huffington Post Quoted CEF's "Dam Rush" Interactive Map

May 17, 2014
"Dam building has brought China's river ecosystems to the point of collapse."

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