June 4, Climate Change and Chinese Authoritarian Chic

HKEJ.com, June 4, 2010

On June 4, 1989, the Chinese government opened fire on peaceful protesters demanding American-style democracy on Tiananmen Square. No one could have expected then that twenty-one years later, numerous American lawmakers, businessmen and pundits would be falling all over themselves to demand that the U.S. government become more Chinese, more state-directed.

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China’s View of Climate Change

Policy Review, June & July 2010

–Article by Ying Ma

President barack obama has warned that the threat from climate change is serious, urgent, and growing. He has exhorted governments and citizens across the world to respond “boldly, swiftly, and together” or “risk consigning future generations to an irreversible catastrophe.” Countless government officials, political leaders, climate scientists, and global warming activists agree with him. Standing in the way of these hopes and dreams, however, is China. It poses one of the biggest roadblocks to collective global action — even as it offers some of the most exciting solutions.

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