Michael C. Davis (Hong Kong): Tibet. From the Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, a special issue on Environmental Governance in China: New Developments and Perspectives. Joel Kotkin and Sim Hee Juat go inside the Sinosphere. How Walmart is changing China: Will the world’s biggest corporation succeed in transforming environmental standards. Although China plans to diversify its fuel sources, the nation at present runs mostly on domestic coal cheaply mined — cheap, that is, provided the costs to water, atmosphere and human life are not factored in. A review of Ghetto at the Center of the World: Chungking Mansions, Hong Kong by Gordon Mathews. The Red Royalty: As China's economy continues to trend downward, Beijing's elites are sparking a new, palpable frustration in the general population. Two recent books explain how the government has strategically allowed investigative journalism to flourish, strengthened by the market and the expectations of the Chinese population. A review of No Enemies, No Hatred: Selected Essays and Poems by Liu Xiaobo.

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