[Podcast] Between planet and Party, China’s decarbonized future is hazier than ever


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Illustration for The China Project by Derek Zheng

As Europe burns and China swelters through a merciless summer, the Paris climate goals are a distant mirage. Determined to double China’s GDP by 2035 and overtake the U.S., it seems impossible that Xi Jinping can meet both his political and environmental commitments.

Click here to read the article by Richard Smith.

Narrated by Cliff Larsen.

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