China was among the near-200 countries to adopt the Paris Climate Change Agreement (Paris Agreement) at an historic UN conference in Paris, France on 12 December 2015. As an emerging economy and one of the world’s major emitters of greenhouse gases, how China implements the Paris Agreement will be important. We asked Dr Xuedu Lu of the Asian Development Bank for his views.
En octobre 2014, la Chine attirait l’attention de la communauté internationale en inaugurant la Banque asiatique d’investissement pour les infrastructures (AIIB). Si certains pays s’en tiennent encore prudemment à l’écart, près de 60 pays, dont plusieurs membres et partenaires de l’OCDE, ont rejoint cette nouvelle institution financière internationale. Quel est son objectif, et quel sera son impact ?
According to OECD estimates from a few years back, in 2011 China and India accounted for 24% of the global economy; by 2060 that was forecast to rise to 46%, overtaking the combined total for current OECD Members.
Whenever an American or European wins an Olympic gold medal, we cheer them as heroes. When a Chinese does, the first reflex seems to be that they must have been doping; or if that’s taking it too far, that it must have been the result of inhumane training.
This blog post by Andreas Schleicher describes the challenges for teachers teaching in rural China, as witnessed by Mr. Schleicher in October, 2013.
In recent years, rapid industrialisation, intensified agricultural production and urbanisation in the People's Republic of China has brought greater prosperity and higher living standards to many, but it has also created high demand for energy and raw materials, increased pressure on ecosystems and affected health outcomes. China is committed to achieving a green economy.