Will domestic health and tourism concerns lead China to curb pollution?

Take these two facts and consider them together: (1) China’s air quality has been notoriously poor for the past three decades or so; and (2) according to the BP statistical Review of World Energy, China’s energy use and coal use relative to other countries indicates that any greenhouse-gas-reducing policies by other countries are likely to … More Will domestic health and tourism concerns lead China to curb pollution?

Did China cause North Dakota’s oil boom?

Michael Giberson News about the Chinese economy has become a bit worrisome, for instance from the New York Times earlier this week, “China Confronts Mounting Piles of Unsold Goods“: After three decades of torrid growth, China is encountering an unfamiliar problem with its newly struggling economy: a huge buildup of unsold goods that is cluttering … More Did China cause North Dakota’s oil boom?

Marc Gunther on the brewing solar PV trade wars

Michael Giberson Marc Gunther asks, “Should we worry about Chinese government subsidies to its solar industry? Or send the Chinese a thank-you note?”┬áThe issue is a “dumping” complaint filed by several U.S. based manufacturers with the U.S. International Trade Commission alleging China so subsidizes its solar PV production that the PV panels are being sold … More Marc Gunther on the brewing solar PV trade wars

Chinese government having trouble getting fuel prices right

Michael Giberson From the Financial Times beyondbric blog, some somewhat puzzling news from China about how the government’s decision to raise gasoline prices was leading to long lines at gasoline stations. In Beijing on Tuesday,┬álong lines began to form around gas stations across the city. It was one of the first tangible signs of the … More Chinese government having trouble getting fuel prices right