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Weekly Updates for 2009-09-27

UN climate chief says China poised to lead the world on climate change. http://bit.ly/WmNEL # China in the green spotlight — a useful summary of China's environmental situation http://bit.ly/QUMvr # China Daily praises Confucius, the sage of sages http://bit.ly/C1SBz # Official calls for the promotion of Confucianism to aid "development and prosperity of country's socialist…

Weekly Updates for 2009-09-20

Old is the new new. Young urban Chinese choose traditional arts, culture and beliefs. http://bit.ly/SZaKf # Amid calls for a ban on public evangelism, Singapore PM warns of the negative effects of aggressive proselytizing. http://bit.ly/8Vla0 # China needs low-carbon development to ensure its energy security and could be a model for other nations http://bit.ly/190y2W #…

Weekly Updates for 2009-09-13

Tensions high after Urumqi unrest. "The riots and protests came as a huge embarrassment to the Chinese government." http://bit.ly/SoBi8 # China claims to have spent 1 trillion yuan (US$146billion) in ecological conservation over the past decade http://bit.ly/2msnz1 # Singapore teenage spirit medium made suicide pact with friends http://bit.ly/jGReK # An odd and interesting discussion of…

Weekly Updates for 2009-09-06

We Are All Madoffs – Our relationship to the natural world is a Ponzi scheme http://bit.ly/2L7edN # Chinese environmentalists win prestigious Magsaysay prize http://bit.ly/mPanr # Chinese govt. backed biopic of Confucius, starring Chow Yun-Fat http://bit.ly/40qqUM # Malaysia Star reports on Ghost Festival http://bit.ly/ubHuF # Police in Urumqi use tear gas to quash Han Chinese protests…

Weekly Updates for 2009-08-30

China is racing ahead of America in the drive to go solar http://bit.ly/zzCvw # China more important than America in leading the way to a global economic recovery http://bit.ly/qJamj # People’s Daily: China must get over its former humiliation and seek a new model for being a great country, http://bit.ly/8RltW # Facebook Conversations Used As…

Weekly Updates for 2009-08-23

As Asia follows Western economic models, the West asks there any point in fighting to stave off industrial apocalypse? http://bit.ly/HP3xY # Organic agriculture is the key to China's food security http://bit.ly/KNBwC # Shanghai mayor sees bankers bereft of conscience. Confucian values challenge development of financial entrepreneurship http://bit.ly/v55Ev #

Weekly Updates for 2009-08-16

China closes factory after cadmium pollution protest http://bit.ly/1a01Vo # 138 children tested for excessive lead in blood in NW China http://bit.ly/23S6SY # Tainted tap water sickens 4,307 in N. China city http://bit.ly/6KcAS # China’s green leap forward | csmonitor.com http://bit.ly/5LmoN # From automotive to renewable energy manufacturing. If it can happen in Baoding, maybe it…

sustainable economic decisions

On Sunday the New York Times published a report,  China Outpaces U.S. in Cleaner Coal-Fired Plants, which documented China’s transition to cleaner forms of energy. Although much of China’s energy needs are still met by inefficient coal-fired power stations with poor track records in terms of emissions, China has begun to invest heavily in cleaner coal technology…