Where some see problems, others opportunities. The record level of smog that cloaked Beijing earlier this year sparked a turnaround in the mindset of Chinese consumers, that fund managers should not ignore. (continue reading…)
Environmental concerns are growing in China but people also concerned about the less-visible consequences of the country’s breakneck growth in recent years, such as growing inequalty and food safety.
China’s largest cities suffer from dangerously high levels of chronic pollution as any long-suffering resident will testify. But what is the government doing about it?
China has long been aware of the high environment cost of its recent industrialisation. Whether it has done enough to mitigate the damage is another question. (continue reading…)
Forget climate change, forget “harmonious development”. Western Guangdong wants to attract more heavy manufacturing and petrochemical plants to the region.
The local government of Guangdong is targeting the underdeveloped western part of the province with plans for new chemical and manufacturing plants.
Cities such as Zhanjiang, Yunfu, Yangjiang and Maoming have a combined population of around 15m but economically they have lagged behind the Pearl River Delta in the east of the province.