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Tuesday, September 14, 2021


United States

Stanford professors urge U.S. to end program looking for Chinese spies in academia

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Stanford University's campus is seen from atop Hoover Tower in Stanford, California, U.S. on May 9, 2014. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach/File Photo

Sept 13 (Reuters) - A group of Stanford University professors has asked the Justice Department to stop looking for Chinese spies at U.S. universities, joining an effort by human rights groups to end a Trump administration program they said caused racial profiling and was terrorizing some scientists.

The "China Initiative," launched in late 2018, aimed to prevent U.S. technology theft by China but has since "deviated significantly from its claimed mission," according to a Sept. 8 letter signed by 177 Stanford faculty members and made public by them on Monday.

"(I)t is harming the United States' research and technology competitiveness and it is fueling biases that, in turn, raise concerns about racial profiling," the letter said.

That letter is now being supported by about 140 University of California, Berkeley professors who have signed on since late last week, according to Randy Schekman, Berkeley professor and Nobel prize winner for physiology or medicine.

Asked about criticism of the China Initiative, Justice Department spokesperson Wyn Hornbuckle said the government was "dedicated to countering unlawful (Chinese) government efforts to undermine America's national security and harm our economy," while acknowledging the threat of hate crimes against Asia Americans. "We take seriously concerns about discrimination," he said.

The Justice Department has published details of at least 27 cases related to the initiative, with results including some guilty pleas, some cases dropped and some ongoing.

Professors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University were among those charged, as were five Chinese scientists who were visiting scholars last year - although those charges were dropped in July. read more

On Thursday, a federal judge in Tennessee acquitted a professor accused of hiding Chinese ties in his NASA research grant application, saying prosecutors failed to provide evidence he intended to defraud the government.

"I think what the FBI's done in most cases is to scare people - investigating people and interrogating them. And it's harmful to the country," said Peter Michelson, Stanford's senior associate dean for the natural sciences and an organizer of the letter.

Another organizer, Stanford physicist Steven Kivelson, said he became involved because he saw his colleagues of Chinese origin suffered from the hostile environment they were subjected to due to the initiative.

Former U.S. Energy Secretary and Nobel prize winner Steven Chu, a professor at Stanford, said that rather than help protect U.S. advantages in technology and understanding, the program risked undermining America's lead in science.

"We were the brain gain for half a century," he told Reuters in an interview. "You really want to throw this away?"

Reporting By Jane Lanhee Lee; Editing by Peter Henderson, Daniel Wallis and Steve Orlofsky

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Thursday, September 2, 2021

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China’s Environmental Foreign Relations

Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics

Thursday, Sep 30, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (America/New_York)

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Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics

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Climate & Environment

Government & Politics

Sustainable Development

Ahead of COP26 in November, LSE IDEAS’ China Foresight Project, the Grantham Research Institute at LSE, and LSE’s Department of International Relations co-host a panel discussing the evolution of China’s own understanding of the environment, the role of domestic stakeholders in shaping Chinese environmental diplomacy and Beijing’s role in the upcoming COP26.

Over the last decade, China has moved from being a follower towards taking on a leadership role in global environmental governance. Framed within the concept of “Ecological Civilization”, Xi Jinping’s ambitious pledge for China to become carbon neutral by 2060 requires stark changes in China’s domestic political economy. By investigating the role of Chinese interest groups, Dr Wang-Kaeding’s new book sheds light on how sub-state actors adapt to and shape China’s environmental policy and diplomacy. Given China’s status as the largest emitter of greenhouse gases worldwide, understanding how domestic dynamics influence Beijing’s approach to climate negotiations is critical to any sustainable and far-sighted international action on climate change.

Meet the speakers

Robert Falkner is the Interim Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and an Associate Professor of International Relations at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He also serves as the Academic Director of the TRIUM Global Executive MBA programme, an alliance between LSE, NYU Stern School of Business and HEC Paris. He is the author of Environmentalism and Global International Society (Cambridge University Press, 2021) and the co-editor of the forthcoming book Great Powers, Climate Change and Global Environmental Responsibilities (Oxford University Press, 2022).

Judith Shapiro is the director of the Masters in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development for the School of International Service at American University. She was one of the first Americans to live in China after US-China relations were normalized in 1979, and taught English at the Hunan Teachers’ College in Changsha, China. Her research and teaching focus on global environmental politics and policy, the environmental politics of Asia, and Chinese politics under Mao. She is the author, co-author or editor of ten books, including China Goes Green: Coercive Environmentalism for a Troubled Planet (with Yifei Li, Polity 2020), China’s Environmental Challenges (Polity 2016), Mao’s War against Nature (Cambridge University 2001), and Our Extractive Age: Expressions of Violence and Resistance (co-edited with John-Andrew McNeish, Routledge 2021). Mao’s War against Nature inspired a documentary, and her early experiences in China were made into a television feature film.

Heidi Wang-Kaeding is Lecturer in International Relations at Keele University. Her research focuses on global environmental governance, economic statecraft in East Asia, and the role of emotions in international politics. She is interested in how the rise of China is reshaping regional power dynamics in East Asia and how China’s emergence as a superpower creates normative effects on multilateral governance. She is the author of China’s Environmental Foreign Relations (Routledge, 2021). Her recent article (co-authored with Malte Kaeding) “Red Capital in Hong Kong” (2019) won the 2020 Literati Award. She is a Co-Founder of the Hong Kong Studies Association (HKSA) based in the U.K.

Meet the chair

William Callahan is Professor of International Relations at LSE. His research examines the interplay of culture and politics, and visual global politics. Callahan’s most recent book is Sensible Politics: Visualizing International Relations (Oxford University Press, 2020). His other work includes China: The Pessoptimist Nation (OUP, 2010) and the documentary film “Great Walls” (2020), which asks why we hate Trump’s wall and love the Great Wall of China.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

what is china changing for its own people

 The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) had ordered smartphone app stores to take down Didi’s China service 


ant sme finance, transport ride hails didi personal car transportation, full truck alliances sharing needed for supply chain integration, kanzhun's online recruiting app, following on changes to alibaba and meithuan and a lot of regulation on crypto coins -taken together china is completely changing how its own peoples core digital services work...

its key to ask whats going on from the point of view of chinese society first then work out how it impacts the rest of us

Thursday, June 17, 2021 state regulator of big business china

Sunday, June 6, 2021


The world is benefitting from a UK-China Climate Science Partnership

Posted April 15, 2020

CSSP China is improving global weather forecasting – a blog from the IEA’s VIEWpoint project, part of the Climate Science for Service Partnership

The Climate Science for Service Partnership (CSSP) China project launched in 2014, forging relationships between leading climate scientists in a number of UK and China-based organisations. This collaboration supports the development of climate services – climate information which can be used to help make a decision such as when to grow a crop or when to protect homes from flooding.

VIEWpoint is the latest CSSP China project, run by the Institute for Environmental Analytics (IEA), and funded by the Newton Fund. It is taking a bird’s eye view of the CSSP China outputs and increasing their visibility to organisations in China so they can benefit from the services.

The CSSP China project is now bearing fruit. It has recovered vital historical weather data which would otherwise be lost to us; it can look into the future and warn about upcoming extreme rainfall along the mighty but often destructive Yangtze river and it can warn about the number of tropical cyclones hitting dry land, with all its terrible consequences for East Asia.

The tools, techniques and best practice developed in CSSP China have been applied to deliver benefits around the world.


New data from China is improving global weather forecasting

The Met Office has been working with data from China’s new Earth observation satellites. China’s satellite data are fed to the Met Office, in real-time, via EUMETSAT, a global operational satellite agency. As well as sharing the Met Office’s analysis with its counterpart – the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) – scientists have established that the observations are valuable and can feed into the Met Office’s computer models to enable more accurate weather forecasts.

Brett Candy, Senior Satellite Scientist at the Met Office, says: “So far the Met Office has decided to use data from the instruments sensing humidity and temperature on board the most recent Chinese satellites – there’s a definite value in it. This activity is leading to at least a 1% improvement in global weather forecasts from the Met Office.”

Improving global records of weather and climate with old ship logs

To understand how our climate is changing we need a clearer view of the past. CSSP China is supporting the ACRE (Atmospheric Circulation Reconstructions over the Earth) China project to extend historical climate records. This is done by extracting weather observations such as temperature, pressure and wind speed from many historical records including old ship logbooks found over the last 200+ years, as well as land and marine expeditions, voyages and station series.

These newly acquired data are being fed into large international weather datasets which enable the production of high-resolution, four-dimensional reconstructions of the global climate that estimate the weather conditions for every day going back to the 1800s. This enables a fuller and more complete understanding of the weather and climate record globally and how it is changing.

In 2019 alone, CSSP China rescued and digitised around 82,000 weather observations over China and about 2 million over India, while a further 64,000 old weather observations were digitised in partnership with the ACRE Japan and ACRE South East Asia projects.

In addition, there is an ongoing effort to make a specific reconstruction of the weather conditions that caused the 1931 flooding of the Yangtze River in China, which is thought to have killed up to 4 million people and destroyed 15% of China’s wheat and rice crops.  Understanding the specific weather conditions that led to such devastating impacts will help inform more accurate warnings of similar events around the globe in the future.

Quantifying the current risk of extreme weather and climate events

Extreme weather and climate events are rare which means we have relatively few observations for them and it is therefore difficult to understand our current risk or vulnerability to such extremes.

To overcome this, CSSP China pioneered a tool using thousands of possible weather scenarios generated on the Met Office supercomputer to generate a large body of virtual observations – 100 times more than is available from the observational record itself. This enabled plausible extreme weather and climate events not yet seen in real life, but possible in the present-day, to be examined.

This tool shows there is currently about a 10% chance of record-breaking warm summer months in Southeast China each summer. Applying this to food security reveals the chance of the maize crop in China and the United States failing simultaneously as a result of extreme heat and dry conditions is higher than previously thought, about 6% over the coming decade, which would have a major impact on the global food market as together they grow 60% of the world’s maize.

This tool is versatile and has been applied around the world. For example, it has been used in the WCSSP India project to specify the current risk of floods and drought during the Indian summer monsoon and in CSSP Brazil to understand current risks of extended dry and wet periods.

In addition, it was used to show that one or more monthly record rainfall events are likely in winter every few years in the UK.  This has proven to be the case with the wettest February on record in 2020. This analysi informed the UK’s National Flood Resilience Review which was set up to make the UK as resilient as possible to future flooding events.

Knowledge exchange and acceleration of science for services

More than 80 scientists have travelled between the UK and China to spend extended periods of time working alongside their counterparts, up to the end of 2019, before the COVID-19 outbreak. Collaboration on climate science between the two countries on this scale would not have been possible without the CSSP China project. UK climate researchers have been given access to experts at CMA, Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP) and other institutes within the Chinese Academy of Sciences while Chinese climate researchers have visited many UK institutions including the Met Office, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Leeds, the University of Reading and the University of Exeter. Knowledge exchange has extended outside of climate change, including air quality, water resources, health, energy and agriculture.

This invaluable exchange has significantly contributed to the more than 250 peer-reviewed research papers which have been published through CSSP China. This includes a special issue of the Journal of Advances in Atmospheric Sciences (AAS) and a second special issue, in the Journal of Meteorological Research, which is due to be published at the end of 2020 (the deadline to submit is June 30th, details here).

In addition, a science conference is held each year for all organisations taking part – alternating between UK and China – and topic-specific workshops are held regularly in both countries.

With such a wealth of high-quality scientific output it is not surprising that the CSSP China Science Review Panel, an independent expert panel chaired by Prof Sir Brian Hoskins, has concluded that CSSP China continues to make significant scientific advances. It highlighted the strength of the UK-China partnership, especially among early career researchers, with ‘high levels of interaction’ and ‘promise of a powerful legacy’