In a bid to improve the environment, the Chinese government is considering imposing a pollution tax. But how exactly should it determine the tax amount?
How serious is air pollution in China and how is the country addressing it at a policy level? Also, what kind of business opportunities is this creating? A comprehensive look. If you live in China, chances are the one thing you’d be most concerned about is the level of PM2.5 in the air. PM2.5, or particulate matter […]
China’s pollution problem has reached apocalyptic levels, which is great news for smart companies that have found a business opportunity in it. Wang Bin browses a selection of facemasks at a supermarket in central Beijing. After scanning several different styles, he picks out an intimidating, thick mask made by 3M, an American conglomerate. He’s buying […]
The week that was: Panasonic offers China-based Japanese workers hardship allowance; Alibaba IPO to reportedly happen in New York and not Hong Kong; tech giants plan to issue virtual credit cards; and premier Li Keqiang acknowledges the 7.5% GDP growth target is flexible. Panasonic’s air pollution compensation There seems to be a silver lining in China’s pollution […]
The week that was: Beijing hosts the annual CPPCC and NPC meetings; Chinese GDP growth target for 2014 announced; austerity measures in full force; and solar cell company heads for China’s first corporate bond default. All eyes this week, understandably so, are on Beijing where delegates from all over China have gathered for the two […]
After record smog and a leadership change, what’s in store for environmental policy in China and green investment? In China’s major cities, you can use an app to check the level of smog, or you can just step outside to see, smell and taste it. A Bloomberg news headline put the problem in sharp relief: Living […]