Category Archives: Environment 环境

1997: Should Chinese Environmental Quality Reports No Longer Be Kept Secret?

I just ran across a translation I did twenty years ago — it is an interview in Sanlian Shenghuo Weekly with NPC Environment Committee Chair Qu Geping  曲格平 [China Vitae: http://www.chinavitae.com/biography/Qu_Geping%7C1685   %5D Interesting to meditate upon on how times have changed and … Continue reading

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Armed with Marxism, Chinese Science PhDs Strike Back

Science is a good thing!  科学是个好东西! Just like Democracy is a good thing!  民主是个好东西!Going back to May Fourth at least. Seeing ideological quotations in scientific journals does bring me back a ways.  I remember seeing boldfaced Mao quotes in medical … Continue reading

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Li Woteng: China Should Fill the Leadership Void Left by the United States

When I saw this article in the Chinese language edition of the Financial Times by independent scholar Li Woteng   黎蜗藤,  it made be think of the interview that former U.S. Embassy Beijing Chargé d’affaires David Rank had on the PBS … Continue reading

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1998 PRC Environment Book “Deep Concerns” by Zheng Yisheng and Qian Yihong Translation Summary

The 1998 book by Zheng Yisheng and Qian Yihong, economists at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, made a deep impression on me twenty years ago when I worked in the Environment, Science and Technology section of U.S. Embassy Beijing. … Continue reading

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英文翻译摘要:西安华商报 --“不能让城市人都变成肺癌患者”

Last Sunday, November 27th, Xi’an’s Huashang Bao ran a strongly worded commentary on the danger of air pollution to health, referring to a recent statement at the November 25th, Nanjing- “2011 China International Environmental protection Industry Expo” 2011中国(南京)国际环保产业博览会 that air … Continue reading

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英文翻译摘要:PM2.5公布,迟早的事情

The November 28 issue of Leadership Decisionmaking Information, Lingdao Juece Xinxi on p. 18 asks why Beijing in its effort to make Beijing a world-class city, adopt PM 2.5 air quality monitoring. The article notes that while the Environment Ministry says that national … Continue reading

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翻译最后一段话 西安华商报11月27日评论:不能让城市人都变成肺癌患者

[冯海宁在西安华商报11月21日的头条评论  不能让城市人都变成肺癌患者  最后一段我翻译成英文。 我很少在中国大报评论看到那么坦率的话。可能我看得报纸还不够,可是我原来想批评国家政策在那么重要的一个领域会被真理不部门过滤出去的。]  其次,城市污染到底有多严重,需要尽快摸清并公布。也就是说,还原空气质量真相。目前,衡量空气质量最重要的指标是PM2.5标准,但据说2016年我国才会有这个标准,显然太晚了。环保部官员承认,如果增加PM2.5监测指数,全国70%的城市不达标。但这只是估计的结果,而公众需要真实的监测数据。再者,治理灰霾不能拖。即不能等到2016年有了PM2.5标准之后才来治理,而是从现在起就要下手治理。把灰霾天气数量和相关监测数据与官员政绩挂钩,甚至实行“一票否决”制,才有希望减少灰霾危害。从相关报道来看,灰霾不仅是肺癌致病头号杀手,还会影响人的情绪以及引发神经系统、心血管系统疾病等。  Translation:  Secondly, we need to immediately determine and release information on just how bad city air pollution really is. That is, we have to start talking turkey on air pollution.  Currently the most important index for judging … Continue reading

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