‘Peak China’ is a Western myth

April 21, 2024 CEN_com 0

So called “Peak China” is simply a Western campaign for China to commit economic suicide Foreword: A few days ago the European Union announced it would launch a subsidy investigation into Chinese wind turbine suppliers in several EU countries, as the bloc steps up trade protectionism against China’s new-energy industries –  the fourth such “investigation” of Chinese industries by the EU within two months. The Global Times points out that […]

Xiamen solution & global marine governance

March 1, 2024 CEN_com 0

‘Xiamen solution’ exemplifies harmonious coexistence between man and nature, contributes to global marine governance Decoding a ‘Beautiful China’ GT Editor’s Note: Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, Chinese president, and chairman of the Central Military Commission, stressed that the environment concerns the well-being of people in all countries. During his inspections, Xi has always paid great attention to ecosystems, spanning from cities to […]

Taoist Ecological Thought and Permaculture

February 27, 2024 CEN_com 0

Taoist Ecological Thought and the West’s Concept of Permaculture:Interview with former Belgian Ambassador to China Patrick Nijs is a former Belgian ambassador to China, and lifetime honorary ambassador and co-founder of the EU-China Joint Innovation Center in Brussels. He has been a witness to China’s reform and opening up since 1997, when he first came to China. A staunch environmentalist, he chose to stay in China and work in the […]

Prof Pan Jiahua on China’s zero-carbon future

February 24, 2024 CEN_com 0

COP28, the UN Climate summit, was held from 30 November to 13 December 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Carbon Brief’s Anika Patel spoke with Professor Pan Jiahua, vice-chair of the national expert panel on climate change of China, about his ideas for how to move to a zero-carbon future.  Professor Pan Jiahua is also a member of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and director of its Research Center for Sustainable Development, as […]

Food security China’s first priority 

February 6, 2024 CEN_com 0

It’s a tradition now in China: The government’s first policy statement of the year focuses on agriculture and rural development. For 2024, the “No. 1 central document” prioritizes food security and preventing a large-scale return to poverty. For the first time, the document mentions a project called “Thousand Villages Demonstration and Ten Thousand Villages Renovation.” As commentators Zheng Linyi and JI Chen explain, the project was a remarkably successful rural vitalization initiative from Xi Jinping’s […]

The Dialectics of Ecology: An Introduction

January 5, 2024 CEN_com 0

The following is the introduction to John Bellamy Foster, The Dialectics of Ecology: Society and Nature (New York: Monthly Review Press, 2024). All nature is in a perpetual state of flux.… There is nothing clearly defined in nature.… Everything is bound up with everything else. Denis Diderot1 As Harvard ecologist and Marxian theorist Richard Levins observed, “perhaps the first investigation of a complex object as a system was the masterwork of Karl Marx, Das […]

China’s 21st century socialism

December 25, 2023 CEN_com 0

Chinese perspectives on 21st century socialism How to Break the Vicious Cycle of Underdevelopment in the Global South A contemporary Chinese saying goes, ‘In 1949, socialism saved China. In the twenty-first century, China will save socialism’. In a 2018 speech to incoming members of the Central Committee, Chinese President Xi Jinping (习近平) recalled that, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, ‘had socialism failed in China […] then global socialism […]

Harmony between humanity and nature

December 9, 2023 CEN_com 0

Promoting Harmony Between Humanity and Nature in Modernization by Advancing the Beautiful China Initiative. The following article was written by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China, and appeared in Qiushi Journal, a bi-monthly journal published by the CPC Central Committee. I. Innovations in Xi Jinping thought on ecological conservation In his speech at the National Conference on Ecological and Environmental Protection on July 17, 2023, President Xi Jinping summarized […]

How China ensures food security

November 25, 2023 CEN_com 0

How is China ensuring food security for 1.4 billion people? Although pandemics, extreme weather events, and geopolitical conflicts have led to disruptions in food supply chains and rising international food prices, there is no shortage of food for the world’s population. However, hunger continues to affect millions of people. According to the latest State of Food Insecurity and Nutrition in the World report, between 691 and 783 million people will go hungry […]

Xi on building eco-civilization

November 23, 2023 CEN_com 0

“Several pairs of relations need to be well handled in promoting the construction of ecological civilization.” Ying Xue, on the China Ecological Civilization substack blog, has summarised an important article by Xi Jinping, published on the Qiushi magazine on November 16. Qiushi is run by the CPC central committee. It publishes articles demonstrating policies and guiding the direction of the party. So, this article of Xi Jinping is guidance on building China’s ecological […]