Smoking likely to kill 200 million people in China

China is on track to reach 200 million deaths from smoking-related diseases by the end of the century, according to a joint report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

China is the largest producer and consumer of tobacco on the planet with 315 million smokers and 44 per cent of the

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Ending poverty: What should we learn and not learn from China?

China alone accounts for three-quarters of reduction in poverty around the world. Within a single generation, this country has morphed from a socialist backwater, poorer than Bangladesh and Chad in 1980, into the world’s second-largest economy. True, there remains tremendous inequality in China. Many have not benefited from prosperity. Still, its past growth has lifted

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Can renewable energy help address poverty in China?

China is fast becoming a green energy superpower, leading the world in investment and installation of low-carbon technology. The most widely discussed drivers of this renewables surge include the desire to cut greenhouse gas emissions, boost energy security and catch up with, or overtake, industrialised countries in technological innovation.

But a recent policy initiative has highlighted

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