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BASF Verbund site on schedule
Chemical company BASF has granted final approval for the construction of its planned Zhanjiang Verbund site in southern China’s Guangdong province. The company also announced that construction work is now focusing on the core, which includes a steam cracker and facilities for the production of petrochemicals and intermediates. BASF will invest up to €10 billion […] continue reading →
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Beijing wants to stop UN report on Xinjiang
According to a media report, China wants to prevent the publication of a UN report on the human rights situation in Xinjiang. In a letter to diplomats in Geneva, the publication of the report by the UN Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, was opposed, Reuters reported, citing insight into the letter. The move was […] continue reading →
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Shenzhen sparks debate on assisted dying
As the first Chinese city, Shenzhen has passed a law on living wills. It gives terminally ill patients more choice for a dignified death. The new regulation is a huge step. It also triggers a public debate about assisted dying. continue reading →
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Coastal cities brace against rising sea levels
Climate change causes sea levels to rise all over the world. Of all places, the particularly prosperous metropolises on China's eastern coasts could be particularly affected. The government now focuses on greater protection for these cities. continue reading →
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VDMA demands urges lifting quarantine regulations
The German Engineering Federation (VDMA) is demanding that the quarantine requirement for vaccinated individuals entering China be lifted. It also criticizes the restrictions that come with the country’s zero-Covid strategy. “This is not only a huge nuisance with economic consequences for our member companies. China is also cutting into its own flesh with this restrictive […] continue reading →
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Oil company plans increased spending on clean energy
The Chinese oil company China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) plans to increase its spending on clean energy. The plan is to reach the peak of carbon emissions in 2028, with carbon neutrality then to be achieved in 2050, the partly state-owned company announced. The new goals are thus more ambitious than before and go […] continue reading →
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Leading the world with key laboratories
The Chinese government has already been working for a long time on a strategy to promote innovation in the field of science and technology. So-called key laboratories are supposed to help the country become a global leader in cutting-edge technologies. continue reading →
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Chinese competitors drive innovation
87 percent of German companies in China perceive the innovative strength of Chinese competitors as a driving force for advancing their own innovations. This was the result of a recent survey by the German Chamber of Foreign Trade in China entitled: “German Innovation From China Going Global“. The high quality of German products is still […] continue reading →
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Lockdown causes mountains of garbage
Due to the lockdowns in China, the mountains of garbage have swelled higher than usual. This is because the food provided by the government was usually very generously packed in plastic. At the same time, waste collection struggled. This not only makes the streets rather messy, it also jeopardizes the recycling policy. continue reading →
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