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Environment & Communications Update: The News from China

Posted on January 17, 2013

What a world of contrasts – the emerging China of the 21st Century. Trying to control the message and what its citizens read and see while dealing with domestic environmental challenges fed by a burgeoning urban population and rising middle class seeking the North American lifestyle. China shows a progressive bent when it announces the launching of a carbon cap and trade emissions market allowing buyers and sellers within its domestic market to trade permits for 1 billion metric tons of greenhouse gases per year. And China forges ahead with solar and wind projects to try and reduce its reliance on coal for energy. These initiatives make what we are currently doing in North America in contrast look backward. While at the same time China tries to control what its own citizens can read and see.

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