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All Natural Museum of Handcraft Paper in China Doesn’t Use a Single Nail

All Natural Museum of Handcraft Paper in China Doesn’t Use a Single Nail

The museum was built in a field next to Xinzhuang Village at the foot of Yummnan's Gaoligaong Mountain. There it acts as an extension to the homes, where making paper is a fixture of daily life, creating

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China’s Hongqi HQ3 Takes on Google’s Driverless Cars with 177-Mile Road Trip

China’s Hongqi HQ3 Takes on Google’s Driverless Cars with 177-Mile Road Trip

You may have thought we were years away from people accepting electric cars, much less driverless ones like the Prius fleet Google has been testing on Nevada's roads. But China has now stepped into the

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The Water House Showcases Local Materials and Traditional Techniques in China

The Water House Showcases Local Materials and Traditional Techniques in China

The old town of Lijiang was declared a UNESCO Heritage Site back in 1997 and is known for its orderly system of waterways and bridges. Cobblestone streets and over 350 bridges connect the city, which is

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“The Big Dig” in China is a Ginormous Green Hole in the Ground

“The Big Dig” in China is a Ginormous Green Hole in the Ground

These Chinese spectators staring at "The Big Dig" exhibit at the Xi'an International Horticultural Expo are clearly wondering why there is a giant hole in the ground - and so, probably, are you. German

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Greenpeace Links Nike and Adidas to Toxic River Polluters in China

Greenpeace Links Nike and Adidas to Toxic River Polluters in China

Talk about dirty laundry. Enviro-watchdog Greenpeace recently nabbed Nike and Adidas for working with Chinese factories responsible for washing heavy metals and hormone-disrupting substances in the

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China Launches Trial Electric Taxi Program in Shenzhen

China Launches Trial Electric Taxi Program in Shenzhen

China a world leader in clean vehicle production?  Well, that’s the aim. As China moves to reduce their swelling greenhouse gas emissions, the central government has announced they will commit

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China Plans To Clone The Entire Village of Hallstatt, Austria

China Plans To Clone The Entire Village of Hallstatt, Austria

This won't be the first time that China has pinned its sights on a European village and set about building an exact replica of it in their own country. But their latest  effort to do so may be the most

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China Launches Plan to Extend High-Speed Rail Across Asia!

China Launches Plan to Extend High-Speed Rail Across Asia!

Last year we reported on China's plans to extend its high-speed rail network all the way to Europe, and today the country announced that the first step of this grand plan is underway with work in

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China Says It Will Double Its Solar Power Output By 2015

China Says It Will Double Its Solar Power Output By 2015

China is already leading the solar energy production market, but it looks like it is going to expand its lead with plans to increase its solar energy output to 10GW by 2015. China is also one of the most

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China’s Wind Power Capacity Grew More than 60% in the First Quarter of 2011

China’s Wind Power Capacity Grew More than 60% in the First Quarter of 2011

In 2010, China overtook the United States in installed wind power capacity when they reached the 42,287 megawatt benchmark. With their wind power capacity already up 60% in the first quarter of 2011, and

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MVRDV’s Speech Bubble Inspired Building Wins China Comic and Animation Museum Design Bid

MVRDV’s Speech Bubble Inspired Building Wins China Comic and Animation Museum Design Bid

MVRDV focuses on achieving excellent energy ratings, and the CAM Museum is no different.  The sleek aerodynamic design creates even wind pressure, and a lower need for air conditioning. The interior is

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China Doubles 2020 Solar Power Target to 50 GW

China Doubles 2020 Solar Power Target to 50 GW

China just announced that it has more than doubled its target goal for solar power generation over the next decade in an effort to decrease dependency on nuclear power in light of the recent crisis in

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Surprise! China’s Energy Consumption Will Stabilize in 2050

Surprise! China’s Energy Consumption Will Stabilize in 2050

Contrary to popular belief, new research by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory says that China's energy consumption will start to level out around 2030 and eventually stabilize in 2050. In 2007

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Foster + Partners Break Ground on Naturally Cooled CITIC Skyscraper In China

Foster + Partners Break Ground on Naturally Cooled CITIC Skyscraper In China

The tower will sit near the Qian Jiang River in the new city center, measuring in at 99 meters so as not to overwhelm its neighbors. While modest in size, the 22 story tower is not so in terms of design.

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Mentougou: Eriksson Architects Unveils Geodesic Gemstone Eco Valley for China

Mentougou: Eriksson Architects Unveils Geodesic Gemstone Eco Valley for China

The 100 sq km development will include space for 9 environmental research institutes and companies and a city center and smaller residential villages with enough housing for 50,000 people. Public

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China Plans to Cut Nuclear, Boost Solar Power Because of Japan Crisis

China Plans to Cut Nuclear, Boost Solar Power Because of Japan Crisis

In the wake of Japan's nuclear crisis, China has decided to cut nuclear power and increase solar power.

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SBA Design Unveils Self-Sufficient City of the Future for China

SBA Design Unveils Self-Sufficient City of the Future for China

China pumped €300 billion into its 2010 energy consumption goals, and it may be the only country on earth to have actually met them. This is partially thanks to strict environmental requirements for new

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Nanjing, China Master Plan Could Be Largest Green Development In the World

Nanjing, China Master Plan Could Be Largest Green Development In the World

The new city is set to be built on a combination of greenfields and existing industrial low lands. It has been planned to respect the history and culture of Nanjing while also projecting a modern and

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Emergent Architecture Unveils Crystalline, Solar-Powered Sports Center for China

Emergent Architecture Unveils Crystalline, Solar-Powered Sports Center for China

The complex will make extensive use of solar power through the installation of photovoltaic panels on all of its roof surfaces. In addition, Wiscombe has designed a gorgeous transparent window system

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Populous Unveils Glowing Green Master Plan for 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China

Populous Unveils Glowing Green Master Plan for 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China

Populous announced this week that its master plan for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China has taken first place in a competition to design the development. Over 198 hectares will be built into

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Golden Dream Bay: Moshe Safdie’s Pixelated Sky Garden Apartments For the Coast of China

Golden Dream Bay: Moshe Safdie’s Pixelated Sky Garden Apartments For the Coast of China

Safdie's green-roofed residential development will hold 2,200 condominiums designed as 2nd home residences for families wanting a beach escape and primary homes for families living in Qinhuangdao. The

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China Announces Plans to Make 1 Million Electric Cars Per Year By 2015

China Announces Plans to Make 1 Million Electric Cars Per Year By 2015

Just as President Obama announced his goal of placing one million electric cars on U.S. roads by 2015, China has announced plans to manufacture 1 million per year by 2015. According to an article from

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China to Fund Trans-Continental Railway That Will Rival Panama Canal

China to Fund Trans-Continental Railway That Will Rival Panama Canal

For over a century, the Panama Canal has been used to transport goods from South America's Pacific Coast to its Atlantic Coast. Inspired by such an idea, China is planning on constructing a massive rail

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China Planning to Construct a Mega-City the Size of Switzerland

China Planning to Construct a Mega-City the Size of Switzerland

China doesn't do things by halves. Take the Three Gorges Dam for instance - it's the largest hydroelectric project in the world, has cost $39 billion to built and could be responsible for the country's

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China to Hold Solar Decathlon Competition in 2013

China to Hold Solar Decathlon Competition in 2013

They say that imitation is one of the best forms of flattery, so it is exciting to hear that China will hold its own Solar Decathlon competition in 2013. The Chinese event was announced last week after

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China’s BYD Gaining Speed in EV Market as Seen at Detroit Auto Show

China’s BYD Gaining Speed in EV Market as Seen at Detroit Auto Show

BYD, which is 10 percent owned by billionaire investor Warren Buffett is a growing enterprise that has already established itself as a leading green automaker in China. Not shy about their aspirations,

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First Solar and China to Begin Construction of World’s Largest Solar Plant

First Solar and China to Begin Construction of World’s Largest Solar Plant

China is currently the world's leader in solar energy, so it's only logical for U.S. companies to gain an edge by collaborating with the powerhouse nation. Recently US-based First Solar Inc. announced

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China Finds Way to Extend Life of Nuclear Fuel 60 Times

China Finds Way to Extend Life of Nuclear Fuel 60 Times

The Chinese government just announced they've made a breakthrough in nuclear fuel reprocessing technology that would increase the reuse rates of nuclear fuel by 60 fold. Though nuclear power remains a

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China’s BYD Auto to Debut 2 PlugIn EVs at the Detroit Auto Show

China’s BYD Auto to Debut 2 PlugIn EVs at the Detroit Auto Show

Environmentally friendly automobiles are popping up all over the place these days and BYD Auto of China is set to throw two more models into the mix at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show. At the show --

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China Develops First Fuel Cell Light Rail Locomotive

China Develops First Fuel Cell Light Rail Locomotive

It's been an impressive year for Chinese railways as the nation unveiled the world's fastest train and planned rail links from Asia to Europe -- and recently the county unveiled its first fuel cell light

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