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The following is reproduced from today’s Kingston Whig-Standard.   Change in offing in China, prof says Posted By PAUL SCHLIESMANN Behind today’s show of military might celebrating its 60th anniversary, the People’s Republic of China is undergoing significant environmental policy change, according to a Queen’s University professor. “Economic expansion has been successful in terms of…

Read More china’s transition to sustainability

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…

Read More Weekly Updates for 2009-09-27

Over the past sixty years China has achieved something close to a miracle when compared with other developing nations. It by and large manages to feed, educate, house and employ its own people. It is not involved in futile and costly military conflicts. It is a creditor nation, not a debtor. Its social and political…

Read More china must talk to its religious leaders to create a culture of ecological sustainability

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 #…

Read More Weekly Updates for 2009-09-20

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…

Read More Weekly Updates for 2009-09-13

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…

Read More Weekly Updates for 2009-09-06

Much intellectual discourse about Chinese philosophical and religious views of nature focuses on ideals such as harmony between humans and the natural world, or “forming one body with heaven and earth” (tian ren he yi). But when it comes to historical studies of Chinese environmental history, it’s hard to find instances of where this ideal…

Read More what climate change means for religion in china

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 #

Read More Weekly Updates for 2009-08-23

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…

Read More Weekly Updates for 2009-08-16