Op-Eds
  • Sustainability Important to Realize Poverty Reduction Oct 25, 2016

    By Nicholas Rosellini. International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on Monday was a reminder that ending poverty in all its forms everywhere by 2030 is an ambitious goal, but it s also an achievable goal

  • Urban Disaster Prevention and Reduction in China Oct 13, 2016

    By Agi Veres- This year’s heavy rain and floods across China bring to attention the disaster risks in urban areas that are increasing as fast as urbanization itself. As China is experiencing the largest and the fastest urbanization in human history, urban areas with high intensity of population and economic activities are more severely impacted by disasters than rural areas.

  • Far from Shanghai, Four Hours of Arctic Sep 27, 2016

    By John MacKinnon My father was raised on Scotland’s Isle of Skye–a wild youth who could throw a cricket ball a hundred yards. And when I was 8 years old he delighted in taking me on walks up Blaven and the Red Hills to tell me of his own wild childhood exploits. I was much impressed by his story of once killing a ptarmigan with a stone until a few years later I visited the Cairngorms and discovered how incredibly tame that species is–a sitting duck.

  • Social Innovation for Inclusive Human Development Sep 27, 2016

    By Agi Veres Since the Reform and Opening-up, China’s development has been unprecedented, it has achieved nearly 10% annual GDP growth, become the 2nd largest economy in the world and lifted around 600 million people out of poverty. At the same time, the inequality in social and economic development became more significant, indicated by China’s Gini coefficient (a common measure of inequality) now in the high income disparity category.

  • Harnessing international cooperation for China's 'One Belt, One Road' initiative Sep 8, 2016

    By Xu Haoliang - In a document published in March 2015, the Chinese government outlined five key areas of cooperation and implementation plans on building the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. Known simply as One Belt, One Road (OBOR), this initiative is aimed at bolstering economic growth and regional cooperation between all participating countries.

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