Is the use of fossil fuels fading in China?
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China to drive global nuclear power growth / World Nuclear News
An analysis recently released by BP shows that China is expected to account for close to three-quarters of the global increase in nuclear power capacity by 2035. This follows news earlier in the month that China plans to spend $361 billion to expand non-fossil-fuel energy (wind, hydro, solar, and nuclear) so that by 2020, half of its new power generation is from those sources. China became the world’s top generator of solar energy last year.
China says cities must avoid looking identical in urban development / Reuters
China’s government released a policy document urging cities to protect “special cultural characteristics and symbols” and identifying a “historical responsibility” of the Communist Party to promote traditional Chinese culture. Reuters also reported that the document made a “brief mention” of protecting dialects rather than entirely pushing for the national language to be Mandarin, which has usually been the government policy.
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- Trump has 1.3 billion reasons not to pick a fight with China / Bloomberg
- Opinion: If the U.S. ever went to war with China, it would be a Trump distraction technique / The Guardian
- China releases new list of items banned for export to North Korea / Yahoo News