China energy

China has set targets to reduce its energy-related carbon emissions, but will the energy sector be able to deliver? Minerva has asked Asia Research & Engagement to share their perspective on some recent developments.

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M&S takes action on China over human rights

The company will no longer use cotton from China’s Xinjiang region Marks & Spencer has become the first top-tier UK clothing company to formally announce it will cut all ties with suppliers that are connected to the forced labour of the Uyghur people. The announcement came as China faces growing pressure from the international community […]

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China announces aim to be carbon neutral by 2060

China announces aim to be carbon neutral by 2060 China has pledged to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060 in an ambitious statement by a country that currently burns half the world’s coal. In perhaps the most significant positive climate development since the 2015 Paris Agreement, President Xi Jinping announced at the UN’s General Assembly that […]

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“Exploitative” Chinese companies face new battle to list in US

“Exploitative” Chinese companies face new battle to list in US Chinese companies looking to list on US exchanges are set to face tougher scrutiny, thanks to moves to protect investors by Senators and a homegrown accounting scandal. On Wednesday (May 20), the US Senate passed the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act by unanimous consent. The […]

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Wu Xiaohui, chairman of insurer Anbang, has been arrested, according to widespread reports, due to a crackdown on alleged corruption in the financial sector by the Chinese government. Reports of the arrest first appeared in the Chinese news magazine Caijing, although the Guardian newspaper said this report was then deleted which highlighted the sensitivity of the […]

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