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The dragon in the room: Tackling China’s pollution will be crucial at the COP26 climate summit

China’s unprecedented rise over the last four decades has enormous implications for the world. Some of those implications are potentially catastrophic. Predicting its long-term effect on global development, freedom and national security is difficult. There is much reason to worry as more developing countries have trouble repaying Chinese loans, Beijing eviscerates long-held freedoms in Hong…

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Why Hong Kong’s climate change efforts fall short

Official declarations of emergency, urgent consultations with scientific experts and a raft of radical social and economic policies to protect public health and the economy. That’s the approach that the Hong Kong government has adopted over recent weeks to battle the coronavirus, but it contrasts starkly with the lethargy and collective dragging of feet when…

‘Seas are rising, so are we’: Student protesters renew call for Hong Kong to declare a climate emergency

Hong Kong students marched through the rain on Sunday as they renewed their calls for more government action to tackle the climate crisis. Among their demands were for authorities to declare an environmental and climate emergency, and pledge to increase their use of renewable energy sources. The rally is the second of its kind to…