China key to climate change fight

November 28, 2023 CEN 0

China’s green efforts ‘most important factor in global fight against climate change’ – report says. China’s progress for tackling the climate crisis has been described as “remarkable” and “possibly the single most important factor” in the world’s battle against the climate crisis. CREA, Helsinki The opinions and analysis has been published in the annual climate transition report for China by the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA), a […]

New Thai-Chinese High Speed Rail

November 26, 2023 CEN 0

Over the past decade or so, China has also been working hard to promote cooperation with Southeast Asian countries, and China’s Belt and Road Initiative has become an important platform connecting various Southeast Asian countries. Through the Belt and Road Initiative, China has invested in and constructed a large number of infrastructure projects in Southeast Asia, among which the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway and the China-Laos Railway are among the most […]

Nigeria benefits from Chinese solar

November 26, 2023 CEN 0

Off-grid solar systems present a valuable alternative for Nigerians affected by frequent blackouts. Nigeria has the largest population in Africa – 224 million people, placing it sixth in the world, just behind Indonesia and Pakistan, and more than the combined populations of Germany, France and the UK. Most Nigerians living in cities experience frequent power cuts, while three-quarters of rural Nigerians remain without access to electricity at all. One solution to this […]

China & US to cooperate on climate

November 26, 2023 CEN 0

China, U.S. release statement on enhancing cooperation to address the climate crisis. BEIJING, Nov. 15, 2023 (Xinhua) — China Special Envoy for Climate Change Xie Zhenhua and U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry met in Beijing from July 16 to 19 and at Sunnylands, California from Nov. 4 to 7, and released “The Sunnylands Statement on Enhancing Cooperation to Address the Climate Crisis.” Please see the attachment for […]

China set to take massive leap forward

November 19, 2023 CEN 0

China’s emissions could peak this year! The following article is from the US. The first paragraph would be at home in any US anti-China rant. But read on, the author shows how the “China bad guy” theme is wearing thin in the face of undeniable facts. China is the climate elephant in the room. It is responsible for 29.2% of the world’s annual emissions, giving it the unwanted title of the […]

Plastic pollution put under spotlight

November 19, 2023 CEN 0

About 2,000 delegates from around the world are gathering in the Kenyan capital Nairobi for fresh talks on the landmark international treaty to combat plastic pollution. In December 2018, China’s State Council launched a plan to restrict the production, sale, and use of single-use plastic bags and tableware, and to expand the application of degradable plastic products. Under the initiative, the performance of enterprises in service industries such as hotels […]

Hungary: China to build €7.3 bn battery factory

November 19, 2023 CEN 0

Recently, China’s largest electric vehicle battery manufacturer, CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited), reached an agreement with Hungary to build a battery factory worth 7.34 billion euros. This is the largest-scale investment ever obtained by the country and will become the largest battery factory in the region once completed. Why did China award such a large order to Hungary? Located in Central Europe, Hungary is currently a member of the […]

Nigeria’s BRI Mega-Projects

November 7, 2023 CEN 0

Railways and Mega-Projects: Realizing Nigeria’s Prosperity Dream. In this article commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Belt & Road Initiative, Nigeria’s ambitious mega-infrastructure dreams take center stage. Nigeria’s railway heritage stretches back over a century. However, after decades of underinvestment and mismanagement, the once-vibrant system crumbled, making travel arduous, particularly between the northern business hub of Kaduna and the capital, Abuja. Nigeria, with its status as Africa’s powerhouse economy, has harbored […]

China’s Decarbonisation

November 7, 2023 CEN 0

Six reasons to stay confident about China’s decarbonisation. Hongqiao Liu looks at the indicators that China remains on course in its decarbonisation endeavours: Three years back, President Xi Jinping of China unveiled its commitment to peak carbon emissions by 2030 and attain carbon neutrality by 2060. This commitment has expedited China’s decarbonisation efforts as part of China’s updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and Long-term Strategy (LST) to the United Nations. […]