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Why China has become the world leader in renewable energy

China is the now world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gasses, using fossil fuels to drive rapid industrialization. But it has also become the world leader in renewable energy. The Economist investigates how the country is now investing billions of dollars in green technology. China’s investments into green tech can be clearly illustrated by the facts …

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ESA: Earth from Space: Shanghai

The Chinese city of Shanghai is pictured in this Sentinel-2A image from 16 December 2015. As well as the country’s most populous city – with over 24 million people – this global financial centre is also the site of the world’s busiest container ports owing to its strategic location on the Yangtze River Delta.  

SpaceVids: Launch of Manned China Mission with Shenzhou 11 to Tiangong-2

China have successfully launched their 6th manned spaceflight mission – Shenzhou 11. Liftoff occurred at 23:30 UTC, October 16th 2016, from the Jiuquan launch site in China. The Shenzhou 11 crew capsule will bring two Chinese astronauts, Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong to the Tiangong-2 space laboratory which launched last month, September 15th. Tiangong-2 like …

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ESA: Earth from Space | Shanghai

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. The Chinese city of Shanghai is featured in the 200th edition. The Chinese city of Shanghai is pictured in this Sentinel-2A image from 16 December 2015. As well as the country’s most populous city – with over 24 million people – …

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TomoWorld: China to launch second space lab Tiangong-2 into space this year

China plans to launch its second space laboratory into outer space this year, part of its strategy to create a manned space station that is expected to be in service around 2022. China’s second space laboratory, Tiangong-2, will be attached to two separate labs. The country’s first cargo spaceship, Tianzhou-1, will be launched into space …

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Science Magazine: Ancient earthquake and flood may have led to China’s earliest empire

One of the largest floods in human history might have started a civilization. It begins with an earthquake 4,000 years ago in what is now China.  

NPro+ Aerial Production: Drone View of Different Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a pretty magnificent place to photograph. And this drone view of Hong Kong might be the most spectacular of any photo or video footage ever taken of the city. After 1 year production, more than 80 take off, nearly 10 hours flying, NPRO+ aerial production bring you overlook the Mountain, coast, city, …

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ESA: Earth from Space | Tianjin

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. The one hundred forty-fifth edition features a Sentinel-1A image of China’s Tianjin city and the Bohai Bay.  

Penn Museum: Colin Renfrew: Before Silk: Unsolved Mysteries of the Silk Road

Colin Renfrew speaks on the Unsolved Mysteries of the Silk Road at the Silk Road Symposium held at the Penn Museum held in March 2011. The extent of contact between east (China) and west (Europe and Western Asia) in the prehistoric period has been much debated but remains little understood. In 1921 John Gunnar Anderson’s …

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Stanislas Giroux: Seat 22 — Trans-Siberian Odyssey

This short film by Stanislas Giroux is as he describes three minutes of video for three weeks of travel, three countries, three cultures (and three tee-shirts in my backpack !) ; I took a train ticket for the Trans-Siberian railway, in order to reach Beijing from Moscow, crossing Mongolia. I travelled alone with my bag, …

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Karl Gerth: From an environmental perspective | Do We Want China To Be More Like Us?

Is China’s rush to adopt American lifestyles good for the global economy? Can its embrace of consumerism possibly be sustained? At what cost? UC San Diego Professor of History Karl Gerth explores these questions, drawing on his book, “As China Goes, So Goes the World: How Chinese Consumers are Transforming Everything.” Gerth is presented by …

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CBS News: A real estate bubble in China?

On Monday, China surpass the United States as the world’s largest economy, according to World Bank estimates using Purchasing Power Parity. But its rapid growth may have created the largest housing bubble in history.  

Derek Gillman: Chinese Buddhist Art During the 10th-12th Centuries

Derek Gillman, Executive Director and President of the Barnes Foundation, considers a famous Penn Museum artifact as a jumping off point for this talk. The celebrated glazed earthenware luohan in the Museum’s Chinese Rotunda belongs to the most important surviving (although incomplete) set of Chinese Buddhist ceramic sculptures. These life-sized figures were discovered during the …

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Timelapse China: CHINA IN MOTION 1 Timelapse

A beautiful timelapse short film filmed in China, by Timelapse China. The first cooperative timelapse production of China. Filmed by 56 Photographers in 49 Cities all over China.  

Niall Ferguson: China and the West: Divergence and Convergence

Niall Ferguson examines the impact of China’s economic strength on the international economy. Economic historian Niall Ferguson examines the impact of China’s economic strength on the international economy. How has China made its presence felt through manufacturing, its trade surplus, monetary policy, and acquisition of Western corporations?  

Takatoshi Ito: The Chinese Property Bubble: Can Lessons be Learned from Japan’s Lost Decade?

In this public lecture, Pacific Leadership Fellow Takatoshi Ito talks about the circumstances that led to Japan’s financial crisis two decades ago. He compares and contrasts those events with the Chinese property market boom that’s occurring today, examining the United States’ role in both situations. The Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS), …

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China Reality Check Series: China’s Local Government Debt

Identified as one of the six key priority areas of economic work for 2014 at last month’s Central Economic Work Conference, the Chinese leadership clearly sees managing the local debt problem as one of the issues it must tackle as part of its reinvigorated reform push. Our panelists dig deep to get behind the numbers …

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Bobby C. Lee: Bitcoin, a New Value Chain in China

“BTC: Bitcoin, a New Value Chain in China” -Bobby C. Lee, BTC China Topics in International Technology Management: “New Value Chains and the Rise of Open Innovation in Asia.” This series examines the impact of new technologies on industry value chains. Focus is placed on Silicon Valley-Asia connections and on the processes of open innovation …

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Adam Smith: Great Voyages: Zheng He

Dr. Adam Smith, Assistant Curator, Asian Section talks about Zheng He, a Muslim-born eunuch and the most famous of the men that led the spectacular maritime expeditions of the Ming Dynasty, mounted during the early 15th century as an assertion of China’s power and prestige among neighboring peoples of Southeast Asia. Dr. Smith discusses Zheng …

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PBS: China Bridge

Travel to 12th-century China as engineers, scientists and scholars help reveal the intricate mysteries behind the revolutionary strength and elegance of the Rainbow Bridge. Part of the series “Secrets of Lost Empires”. A special five-part NOVA series originally aired in February of 2000. In the series, NOVA crews attempt to ferret out long-forgotten secrets of …

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