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 […]

How China ensures food security

November 26, 2023 CEN 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

BRI boosting world science

November 6, 2023 CEN 0

China’s BRI is boosting science, says journal Nature. THE WEST MUST ENGAGE, NOT WITHDRAW The following is an excerpt from the editorial on 24 October 2023 in the world’s leading science journal, Nature. In science, the BRI is coming into its own. In 2019, Nature travelled to a large construction site where a new university was being built. The Pak-Austria Fachhochschule, a collaboration between Austria, China and Pakistan, opened in 2020. Its first […]

Debt Sustainability Framework for BRI

November 6, 2023 CEN 0

China’s Ministry of Finance has unveiled the Belt and Road Debt Sustainability Analysis Framework (for Market Financing Countries). The aim of the Framework is to enhance debt management and sustainable financing for countries participating in the Belt and Road initiative. It is a tool formulated on the basis of good international practices and realities of the countries along the Belt and Road. China and financial institutions in other countries in the […]

No China ‘debt trap’ in Africa – IMF

November 6, 2023 CEN 0

BRI & Africa – No China ‘debt trap’ in Africa says the IMF.Video link: In a recent report the International Monetary Fund (IMF) indicated that while economic ties between sub-Saharan Africa and China have grown significantly in the last two decades, China’s share in the region’s overall sovereign debt remains relatively small at approximately six percent. The IMF said that the sub-Saharan Africa region’s debt distress stems mainly from […]