Category Archives: Environment 环境

2009: Censored — Tang Xiyang’s A Green World Tour

It can be so very hard to imagine what it could have been like to live in a totalitarian state. While I worked in the S&T section at U.S. Embassy Beijing in China, I knew the Chinese environmentalist Tang Xiyang.   … Continue reading

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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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