Announcing the winner of the inaugural Lau-YCW essay competition… Lauren Dickey! Lauren submitted an impassioned essay on China’s water security, tracing the growing water crisis from Mao Zedong’s post-1949 development projects to Zhongnanhai’s “sponge city” pilot program. She makes a compelling case for how China’s response to water scarcity will change the world, arguing, “China’s partners and friends can learn from Beijing’s mistakes. But it is the success stories that others will emulate.”
Chinadialogue.net pioneered web-based environmental information. Founder and editor Isabel Hilton tells us about her first experiences in China in the 1970s, her career in international journalism, the evolution of environmental reporting on China, and how meaningful cross-cultural conversations are facilitated through the internet and social media.
How effective are Beijing’s efforts to manage environmental degradation in China? What is the public opinion in China on air pollution? Ma Tianjie, managing editor of Chinadialogue and founder of blog Chublic Opinion offers his insights.
Mark L. Clifford is the executive director of the Asia Business Council and author of “The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency.” Previously he was editor-in-chief of the South China Morning Post, publisher and editor-in-chief