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Path for Sustainable Future Laid Out in “China’s New Energy Revolution”: Solar Panels to Power the Globe

PR NEWSWIRE

Last month, representatives from more than 190 nations met in Lima, Peru, in an attempt to hammer out a global framework towards a sustainable future. Mr. Li offers in his book a promising way forward: Thin-film solar power, the zero-emissions renewable energy form that can revolutionize how China, the U.S., and everywhere else produces and consumes energy.

Speaking about the book, economic and social theorist and bestselling authorJeremy Rifkin said, “Li Hejun spells out clearly and convincingly why clean energy is poised to drive the third industrial revolution. Solar technology is going to play an increasingly critical role in the transition to a global economy powered by renewable energy. His vision, once a far-stretch of the imagination, is rapidly becoming a reality. The ideas presented in this book will affect not only China, but the globe.”

Twenty years after founding Hanergy, Li has leveraged core strengths in R&D and technological integration to help grow the company into the world’s largest thin-film solar enterprise, with 3GW of thin-film production capacity and industry-leading technical expertise.

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China goes organic amid food scandals

China goes organic amid food scandals

Nyshka Chandran | Eunice Yoon

Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 12:20 AM ET

CNBC.com

An organic food craze is emerging among China’s urbanites as food safety scandals spur the younger generation toward alternative ways to buy fresh produce and meat.

So far, organic foods’ penetration into China appears small, accounting for 1.01 percent of total food consumption, but that’s nearly triple 2007’s 0.36 percent, according to data from organic trade fair Biofach.

A series of high-profile food scandals over the past seven years has been a primary catalyst for growth in the organic food market. Biofach expects the segment’s share of China’s overall food market to hit 2 percent this year.

China was ranked as one of the world’s worst safety-violation offenders by American food consulting firm Food Sentry this year. In 2013, 3,000 pig carcasses were seen floating in Shanghai’s Huangpu river, one of the city’s key sources of drinking water. A few months later, reports that a Beijing crime ring was selling rat and fox meat as lamb sparked international outrage, resulting in the arrest of more than 900 people.

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