How a Chinese Landfill Reduces Emissions While Attracting Tourists and Cash

HANGZHOU, China — In one of this nation’s most popular tourist cities, famed for the beauty of its surrounding mountains, willow trees, lotus blossoms and ancient stone-arch bridges, a new sightseeing attraction is making its debut: the local landfill. With its so-called “trash tour,” the landfill has attracted more than …

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China’s New Urban Plan — Buy a Car, But Don’t Use It

SHANGHAI — One aspect of this country’s high-speed economic growth is that Chinese are getting richer and prefer to have their own cars. After decades of streets crowded with bicyclists pedaling their way to work, suddenly China has blossomed into the world’s largest auto market. But that isn’t something worth …

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China Moves Toward Carbon Emissions Trading to Improve Energy Efficiency and Competitiveness

SHANGHAI — When professor Chen Hongbo tried to promote carbon trading in China three years ago, he found himself under fire. As developing countries like China aren’t obliged to limit the byproduct of their economic growth, opponents argued vehemently that they saw no need to motivate Chinese industries to either …

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