Posts tagged Pollution

Photo of the Day: A Great Wall Covered in Smog in China
The Jinshanling Great Walls shrouded in smog in Chengde, Hebei Province of China on February 24, 2014. (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
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Photo of the Day: A Great Wall Covered in Smog in China

The Jinshanling Great Walls shrouded in smog in Chengde, Hebei Province of China on February 24, 2014. (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

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Interview: How Much Did Your Backpacking Trip Through Asia Impact the Environment?
Pegi Vail, director of the new documentary ‘Gringo Trails,’ on the transformative effects of tourism on the places and people involved.
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Interview: How Much Did Your Backpacking Trip Through Asia Impact the Environment?

Pegi Vail, director of the new documentary ‘Gringo Trails,’ on the transformative effects of tourism on the places and people involved.

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Interview: Blue Skies So Rare in China They Are Considered ‘Tourist Attractions’
With China’s air quality once again making headlines in recent weeks, we check in with China Air Daily’s Michael Zhao to see if there’s any reason for hope.
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Interview: Blue Skies So Rare in China They Are Considered ‘Tourist Attractions’

With China’s air quality once again making headlines in recent weeks, we check in with China Air Daily’s Michael Zhao to see if there’s any reason for hope.

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Video: Can Beijing Clean Up its Air the Same Way New York and London Did?

The video “Fresh Air by 2030” is the latest offering from our partner site China Green, a production of the Center on U.S.-China Relations.

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Are the US and China Finally Getting Serious About Climate Change?
While recent developments have raised hopes the so-called “Group of Two” is making strides, the countries are “not even close” on some key targets, writes Asia Society Senior Advisor Junjie Zhang.
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Are the US and China Finally Getting Serious About Climate Change?

While recent developments have raised hopes the so-called “Group of Two” is making strides, the countries are “not even close” on some key targets, writes Asia Society Senior Advisor Junjie Zhang.

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Could Beijing’s Air Today Really Be Worse Than Ground Zero’s After 9/11?
As we pause to reflect on this somber anniversary, Emily Brill over at ChinaFile poses a rather unusual question: “Beijing’s Air in 2013 or Ground Zero’s After 9/11: Which Was Worse?” Her findings may surprise you.
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Could Beijing’s Air Today Really Be Worse Than Ground Zero’s After 9/11?

As we pause to reflect on this somber anniversary, Emily Brill over at ChinaFile poses a rather unusual question: “Beijing’s Air in 2013 or Ground Zero’s After 9/11: Which Was Worse?” Her findings may surprise you.

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Simply put, ChinaFile is indispensable,” Evan Osnos, The New Yorker magazine’s China correspondent and an early ChinaFile reader, said. “In an age when China is no longer a mystery, ChinaFile will be the leading source for those who distinguish between information and deep knowledge.

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Evan Osnos: ‘Simply Put, ChinaFile is Indispensable’ 

Today marks the official launch of ChinaFile, a new website project by Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations that promises “a wealth of resources in English for the aspiring China Hand.”

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I think without question, Obama’s most effective nominee in his first term was Hillary Clinton. Losing her is obviously quite a blow, but Kerry has been nominated largely to uphold her goals and the trajectory for American foreign policy that Hillary established. Any talk that Kerry is “partly at odds” with the pivot to Asia is exaggerated. Kerry will treat the pivot as the overwhelming priority that it is.

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Ian Bremmer: Obama Should Team With China on ‘Joint Clean Energy Push’

Three questions for political scientist Ian Bremmer, who appears in conversation with Kishore Mahbubani on Wednesday, February 6, at Asia Society in New York. Tune in at 6:30pm ET for the free live webcast.

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Photos: Asia Prepares to Celebrate the Year of the Snake
It’s travel season for the Lunar New Year again, and those leaving Beijing to celebrate will get a respite from their smog-ridden city. 
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Photos: Asia Prepares to Celebrate the Year of the Snake

It’s travel season for the Lunar New Year again, and those leaving Beijing to celebrate will get a respite from their smog-ridden city. 

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Video: Sensors Strapped to Kites Search for Clues in Beijing’s Dirty Air

Two U.S. graduate students design kites with sensors that can easily monitor Beijing’s air quality and send data back to the people on the ground.

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