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  • Happy Hour | 23 February, 2017

    Happy Hour with Jonathan Kaiman

    Jonathan Kaiman, Beijing bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, recently spent a month in Africa reporting on China’s deepening influence across the continent. In Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti, he found that Africans’ enthusiasm for the country, once sustained by waves of easy money, is beginning to wane; that they’re beginning to see the drawbacks of dealing so closely with the world’s newest superpower, one incalculably different from the retrenching West. Come hear Jonathan’s rare insights into the changing face of the China-Africa relationship, with stories from Djiboutian-Chinese restaurants, Ethiopian factories, rural Ghanaian gambling halls, and much, much more.

    ENTRANCE: Free for FCCC Members, 40RMB Bookworm Members, 50RMB Non-members.

    Speaker | 10 February, 2017

    China – The new global climate leader?

    China has performed a U-turn in the last six years since the Copenhagen Summit and has transformed itself from a climate bad boy to a cautious leader. With a climate-hostile Trump in the White House, expected to revert much of President Obama’s environmental legacies, how will it affect China’s calculus? What’s the implication of the climate agenda to the bilateral relationship between Beijing and Washington? Is China capable and willing to rise up to the challenge and assume the role of a real climate hero?
    This talk will walk the audience through the fundamental drivers of China’s climate action. Taking stock of the policy statements made by senior Chinese officials, Li Shuo will decipher how Beijing’s stance has markedly evolved from Copenhagen, and how it carries geopolitical implication that is beyond simple CO2 reduction. He will offer some key domestic and international events to watch for in the coming few months.
    ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Li Shuo is a Senior Policy Advisor for Greenpeace East Asia based in Beijing. He directs Greenpeace’s climate and ocean campaigns with particular focus on coal, air pollution, renewable energy, and the fishery sector. Internationally, Li coordinates the organization’s engagement with the United Nations climate negotiation (UNFCCC) and has been participating UN meetings since 2010. Li studied International Law and Sino-U.S. relations in China and the US. He was also an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow in Berlin in 2015.