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Chinese Energy

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On May 7, 2016
Interesting developments in Chinese clean energy, which is of course of vital importance for the future of the planet, not to mention the health of the Chinese people. China’s order to suspend coal-fired power plant approvals in some provinces will help alleviate grid congestion that has left clean-energy capacity idle, according to the World Resources […]
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Cheap American Labor

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On December 5, 2015
It’s hardly surprising that if American companies are scouring the globe looking for the cheapest and most easily exploitable labor possible that Chinese companies would do the same within the United States when it is in their interests to do so. This story of how Alabama gave a ridiculous package of tax breaks and benefits […]

Tianjin, Texas

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On September 1, 2015

Above: The 2013 West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion There’s been a lot of media discussion over the past week about Chinese workplace safety conditions because of the Tianjin explosion that k

Chinese Chicken

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On November 7, 2014

I know my trust in the quality of the chicken I eat (not that I eat very much) is really reinforced by the United States now accepting Chinese imports of cooked chicken products that come from chicken

Yao

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On August 12, 2014

Have to give Yao Ming a lot of credit. He could have taken the Jordan/Kobe/(to a lesser extent) LeBron path of superstardom, but instead he has engaged in political causes. Going the Jabbar/Ali/Jim Br

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