Events

China's NGOs: Independent Actors or Government Puppets?

May 15, 2006 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Hongying Wang, Syracuse University and Wilson Center Fellow; Joseph Fewsmith, Boston University; Jennifer Turner, Wilson Center; John Callebaut, Center for International Private Enterprise

Film Screening: Dam or Damned? Documentary on China's Nujiang River

May 04, 2006 // 12:00pm2:00pm
In southwest China, the Salween River is named Nu Jiang, which means "River of Anger." It is one of the two rivers that still remains un-dammed in China. "Dam or Damned?" examines this pristine river delves into layers of dilemma and injustice in modern China.

Strengthening Watershed Management in Southwest China

April 28, 2006 // 2:00pm3:30pm
CEF hosts Yu Xiaogang, founder of one of China's leading environmental NGOs Green Watershed and winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize 2006, to talk about his work on promoting citizen involvement with watershed management in Yunnan Province.

China's Search for Energy Security and Implications for the U.S

April 04, 2006 // 9:00am11:00am
In the face of growing energy shortages and rising oil import dependence China has embarked on a global search for secure energy supplies and transport routes, in the process raising a number of serious U.S. policy concerns and new tensions in U.S.-China relations.

Competition or Cooperation for Energy: China and the North American Response

March 29, 2006 // 7:45am10:15am
The Canada Institute and the China Environment Forum (CEF) hosted a panel discussion on the impact of China's energy needs on North America and the implications for North American policymaking.

Environmental Film Festival Screening: The Concrete Revolution

March 22, 2006 // 11:00am1:00pm
This meditation on life in a rapidly developing new China focuses on the daily transformation of Beijing's urban landscape as one of the world's largest cities prepares for the 2008 Olympics.

Promoting River Protection in China by Ma Jun

January 23, 2006 // 11:00pm
Ma Jun, a researcher and author on environmental issues in China, spoke about the tradeoffs between hydropower development and the preservation of China's unique river ecosystems.

Opening up the Floor: Environmental Information Disclosure Trends in China

November 15, 2005 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Since the early 1980s, China has adopted many regulations to curb water and air pollution by state-owned enterprises and multinational corporations, but these regulations often are not enforced due to institutional weaknesses.

An Odyssey of Ecological Invasion: Invasive Species Challenges and Collaboration Globally and Between the U.S. & China

October 19, 2005 // 12:00pm2:00pm
One major aspect of globalization has been the mobility of people, products, diseases, and information, as well as (often unwelcome) plant and animal species. At this China Environment Forum meeting, speakers examine the issue of invasive species from the global perspective and how the U.S. and China are working together to address this problem.
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Implications of China's Energy Growth

October 05, 2005 // 9:00am11:00am
To fuel the country's economic boom, China is building a new 1,000-megawatt coal-fired power plant every week, and the country is consuming half the world's cement, a quarter of all steel, and two-fifths of all copper. Not surprisingly, fifty percent of China's outward FDI is in extractive industries.

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