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Jennifer Turner Interviewed by The Globe and Mail

CEF Director Jennifer Turner Comments on China’s Global Environmental Impact

Jan 24, 2014
A recent study published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that pollution from heavy industry concentrated in eastern China is drifting across the Pacific Ocean and helping foul the air on North America’s west coast. Interviewed by The Globe and Mail (Canada), Dr.Turner comments on the responsibility for China’s pollution problem.

China Playing a Long Game in Polar Governance

Jan 22, 2014
China's rapid polar expansion is part of its expanding maritime interests and reflects Beijing’s desire to be a maritime, and polar, great power with a voice in the formation of any future governance norms, writes Fellow Anne-Marie Brady.

Can China Solve Its Water-Energy Choke Point? Wilson Center Launches ‘China Environment Series 12’

Jan 16, 2014
China's Water-Energy Choke Point, one of the most important issues relevant to China's environmental and energy challenges, is becoming more dire as water is needed for residentual use, a growing demand for coal, agriculture purposes, and intensive production in industrial sectors.

CEF Director Jennifer Turner quoted by Fast Company on Chinese technology firms and agriculture

Jan 13, 2014
Dr. Turner highlighted the China's determination to improve food safety in its 12th Five-Year Plan.

CfA: New Sources and New Perspectives on China’s Borders during the Cold War

Jan 07, 2014
Applications are now being sought from doctoral students working on the history of China’s borders and border regions during the Cold War to participate in a week-long workshop to be held at the Woodrow Wilson Center from August 4-8, 2014.

China in 2014: The Three Rs

Dec 30, 2013
"Xi Jinping's program to date is Reform, Resurgence, and Repression," writes Robert Daly. "What China becomes under his leadership in 2014 and beyond will depend on whether this modern strongman is truly modern and truly strong, or whether he is cultivating an image of strength in an attempt to rein in a dynamic but fragile nation which an anachronistic CCP can no longer control."

Recent Books by Asia Program Scholars and Staff

Dec 17, 2013
Asia Program scholars and staff have produced a bumper crop of new books over the past two years. Our ten most recent publications cover the broad expanse of Asia with a wide variety of focuses.

New South Korean Foreign Ministry Documents Added to Digital Archive

Dec 17, 2013
The North Korea International Documentation Project, in cooperation with Kyungnam University, has recently added nearly 30 documents from the South Korean Foreign Ministry Archive on US-ROK and inter-Korean relations and North Korean foreign policy in the 1970s to the Digital Archive.

How to Prevent Accidental Conflict in the East China Sea

Dec 12, 2013
Since the crisis over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands in September 2012, the area around these tiny islands has become a zone of tension with high probability of an accident and subsequent conflict. Global Fellow Zheng Wang details his proposal to avoid both.

East China Sea Dispute = End of East Asian Miracle?

Dec 12, 2013
"Neither Tokyo nor Beijing has shown any signs of backing down on their claims to the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands. What’s more, as Washington gets pulled ever more into taking sides in the dispute, the stakes are getting even higher for the situation to explode," writes Shihoko Goto in The Globalist.

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