Monthly Archives: October 2010
In the wake of the global financial crisis, all countries are starting to reassess old development modes and seek new growth engines of economy. U.S. President Barack Obama’s new policies, which put energy policy at the core, indicate that green industry would become the engine of the economy. The new energy industry is […]
For the past 12 years, Kekyi Drolkar, 23, and her family, have been using solar cookers, kettles and water heaters at their home in Lhasa in the Tibet autonomous region. “The sun is really strong during the daytime, especially in winter,” said Drolkar, who works for the Bank of China. “It is convenient […]
There are reports of fairly frequent blackouts in some of China’s provinces, especially Hebei, which almost encircles Beijing. Some of the reports detail the inconveniences caused, and the conflict between cutting power supply to manufacturers (to lower production) and to households, which involves social costs and discomfort. For uninitiated observers, such as most Western […]
As another fat file lands on her desk, Wang Yan takes a deep breath and tries to calm her growing agitation. Fatigue shows in her eyes. As an attorney in a U.S. law firm in Shanghai, Wang works about 3,000 hours a year, which translates to 375 days on the job if it is averaged […]
Higher wages, rising material prices cut deeply into profits of local factories. Christmas orders are pouring in, but Hao Xiaopeng has no reason to celebrate. Instead, the owner of one of Shenzhen’s largest Christmas tree makers says he faces an even tougher time this year. In Hao’s factory, 500 workers are busy making thousands […]
Competition winners share their insights on what motivates them to be panda diplomats.