China Mainland News
May 20, 2014
The environmental impact of China's pork industry is becoming too large to ignore.
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).
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.
May 17, 2014
"Dam building has brought China's river ecosystems to the point of collapse."
May 15, 2014
We hosted in honor of Dr. Henry Kissinger on April 29 at which we unveiled the new logo of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States. It features the first character in Dr. Kissinger’s well known Chinese name, 基, which means foundation, cornerstone. The image reflects our commitment to analyzing the foundations of the bilateral relationship for policymakers and publics in the United States and China. The original calligraphy for the logo was penned by China’s Ambassador to the United States, the Honorable Cui Tiankai.
May 13, 2014
"Agriculture runoffs are the No. 1 cause of contamination, " says Turner to Metro reporter.
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 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.