China is witnessing an exponential growth in carbon reduction effort and interest in ESG and sustainable investments. Caixin will bring you a timely update with insights on what is happening in the world’s second-largest economy on climate change, impact investing, green finance and more.
Key Questions Facing China’s Carbon Ambitions
Meeting the nation’s 2030/2060 goals for reducing carbon emissions will require a solid foundation of data, measurement and analysis so that there is a clear, quantifiable target, former central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan says.
Opinion: How to Minimize the Damage When Foreign Firms Leave China
Policymakers must proactively engage with foreign companies, understand their needs, and investigate all possible avenues to retain their business and regain their trust
Caixin China Green News Briefing: Chinese Auto Makers Rev Up Price War in Race for Market Dominance
A brutal price war is raging across China’s auto sector, catalyzing a profound overhaul of the world’s largest car market, as makers of new energy vehicles and conventional fossil fuel cars face off to win a greater share of a market rattled by slowing sales.
Brazilian Leader’s State Visit to China Yields Promises of Greater Cooperation
The two countries also signed agreements on trade, the digital economy, scientific innovation, poverty alleviation and space, while promising to work more closely together on climate change
China’s Green Debt Pioneer Says Transition Market Is Bigger
Ma Jun, head of HK Green Finance Association, predicts that loans to help decarbonize heavy industries will dwarf the $3.6 trillion green finance market
China Green Bulletin: Brutal Price War Is Reshaping China’s Auto Industry
Power sector gets a new carbon emission quota plan, drilling begins on China’s first offshore carbon dioxide storage well
IMF Chief Urges China to Rebalance Economy Toward Consumption
The ‘strong rebound’ in China’s economy is important not only for itself, but for the world, says International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva
Caixin China Green News Briefing: China’s Hunt for Strategic New Energy Minerals
Chinese companies are scouting the world for mining assets as the country’s booming new-energy vehicle industry has boosted demand for key metals used in electric-vehicle batteries. However, receding globalization, rising geopolitical conflicts and supply chain restructuring is throwing up road blocks for investing in overseas mining projects.
China Green News Briefing: China Solar Silicon Producers Forecast Soaring 2022 Profits
The rising price of photovoltaic silicon might drive a more than threefold jump in 2022 profits for some of China’s top producers of the raw material used to make solar panels, according to recent company forecasts
China Green News Briefing: The Best China ESG Stories We Read in 2022
As 2022 draws to a close, we want to present you with an annual review of Caixin’s insight into China’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) developments
China Green News Briefing: Ex-Central Bank Chief Dismisses Concerns of Multinationals’ ‘Greenwashing’
Zhou Xiaochuan says there’s no need to worry about big firms buying cheap carbon credits as global prices will level off eventually, preventing them from shirking their commitments
Cover Story: The Vision of Singapore’s Next Prime Minister
Lawrence Wong sees himself as a ‘servant leader,’ he says. ‘My role is not just to lead, but to serve my country and my fellow citizens’
In Depth: What’s in Store for Yuan Internationalization in 2023?
A program to encourage yuan-denominated share issuance in Hong Kong and the launch of a Swap Connect scheme for offshore institutional investors should help boost the currency’s popularity
Smart Talks: Four Suggestions to Bridge the Policy Gap on Climate Change
On top of current pledges, we need more extensive measures to repair the damage caused by human beings and to mitigate future harm to the planet