Chongqing: Spearheading Development in Western China

Most Europeans know little, or perhaps nothing, about this megalopolis in Southwest China. Until 1997 it was part of Sichuan province, thereafter it was separated from the province and began to emerge as the main hub for development amongst China’s western regions. It is the…

air pollution

Goodbye Blue Sky

Air pollution is nothing new to people living in China, but the recent extreme conditions witnessed across the eastern provinces placed the issue under the scrutiny of international media

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Managing Water for More Desirable Cities

A decent sewer system is one of the most important infrastructure elements of a city without which civilised, healthy living and protection from flooding is just not possible.

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China’s Water Quality

The issue of water quality in China was highlighted in the media after the contamination of the water supply in Handan, Hebei province in January. It made headlines for two principle reasons

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Do the Right Thing: Energy Audit and Its Benefits

When considering the industries that can have an adverse affect on the environment, it’s easy to fall into the trap of just laying the blame at the feet of the more visible culprits

China’s Chemical Industry Enters a New Era with Sustainability

One of China’s key challenges as it continues its ineluctable progress towards becoming the world’s largest economy is balancing growth with its environmental responsibilities

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The solar cells case: The elephant in the room

In September 2012, the European Commission launched an antidumping investigation into the import of Chinese solar panels and key components.

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Chinese Outbound Investment in the European Union

The European Chamber advocates the mutual openness of both Chinese and European markets, so the trend of increasing Chinese investment in the EU is therefore viewed positively

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Foreign Exchange Control Liberalisation: A Step Forward in the Investment Arena

Driven by its ambition to play a more dominant role in the world economy, make the renminbi more convertible and remain attractive to foreign investment, China has been taking steady steps