China leading world energy transition: expert

Experts attend the forum focusing on China’s energy outlook to 2060 during the World Energy Congress in Turkey’s Istanbul, on Oct. 10, 2016. (Photo: Xinhua/He Canling) China is leading the world in transition to a sustainable energy system, as the second largest economy is set to play a “decisive” role in helping transform the global energy sector in the decades to come, a Chinese expert on Monday told the 23rd World Energy Congress underway in Istanbul. Kang Yanbing, the director of the Energy Sustainability Center under China’s National Development and…

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Solar power illustrates China’s manufacturing future

China’s achievements in economic development and poverty reduction are historically unprecedented. Nevertheless, it must not be forgotten from what an extremely low base China began its modern development in 1949, after a century of foreign invasions and wars. In 1950, only 10 countries for which data are available had a lower per capita GDP than China. This underlines the country’s extraordinary progress in that, by 2015, it had already achieved an “upper middle income” status under World Bank standards, with higher per capita GDP than countries containing the majority of…

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China’s Position Paper on the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The United Nations Sustainable Development Summit held in September 2015 laid out common visions of the world to seek win-win cooperation and development of all. The Summit adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which provides guidance to national development and international development cooperation in the next 15 years, marking a milestone in global development process. Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the joint task of all countries. While facing with sluggish world economic recovery, widening development gap between the North and the South, dwindling momentum in…

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Pact holds out promise of climate-friendly future

The signing of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change by world leaders in the UN headquarters in New York on Friday will be a milestone in global joint efforts to combat the common threat faced by mankind. The agreement, which was reached in the French capital in December 2015, sets the target of holding the global average temperature rise below 2 C as compared with the pre-industrial level. It promises a climate-friendly future may yet be achieved. We have only one Earth and the threats we face from….. read more

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