Spared By a Green Thumb
Is China serious about combating climate change? Its intentions are certainly good. Recent policies make it clear that the leadership knows what is at stake. Climate change and the range of accompanying environmental disasters will be a disaster for hundreds of millions of Chinese.
The real questions are these: Can China execute its well-meaning policies? Can Chinese companies embrace the opportunities that will develop in a low-carbon economy? Can China stake out a leadership position in innovative green technology? Or will it once again cede leadership to European, American and regional competitors such as the Japanese and South Koreans?
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