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China turns on the world's largest floating solar farm
8 June 2019 - Floating on a lake over a collapsed coal mine, the power station in Anhui province can produce 40 megawatts of energy. (more)

Electric vehicles are center stage at the 2019 Shanghai auto show
16 April 2019 - The 2019 Shanghai auto show is now underway, and electric cars are thick on the ground. If there was any doubt about how important the Chinese market is to the world's car makers, this year's show should put it to rest, with forward-looking vehicles on show from established OEMs and startups. (more)

In pictures: Lunar New Year welcomes the year of the pig
5 February 2019 - More than a billion people around the world have begun celebrating the Lunar New Year and the start of the Year of the Pig. In China that means millions of people have travelled to their hometowns, in the largest annual human migration. Also known as the Spring Festival, the Lunar New Year is celebrated by countries across Asia. The pig, one of the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac, is believed to be a symbol of optimism, enthusiasm, and hard work. (more)

BYD electrifies Xi'an, China with more than 3,000 electric transit buses
31 January 2019 - The city of Xi'an, China has been aggressively pushing into zero emission electrified transit over the last 2 years and with its recent purchase of 200 electric BYD double-decker buses, now boasts more than 3,000 electric buses in its fleet. All told, Xi'an now boasts the largest fleet of fully electric buses in northwest China. (more)

China: Anti-pollution effort pays off along Yangtze
7 January 2019 - Zhang Liangcai used to be a fisherman on Taihu Lake in the 1990s, but now he works as a lake cleaner since the city government of Wuxi, Jiangsu province, started to restore the lake's ecology in 2002. The environmental campaign accelerated in response to a water crisis in Wuxi caused by pollution in 2007, and a 'river chiefs' system was established in which government officials are assigned to protect waterways in their area. 'Now the water is much cleaner, and more birds rest here during the winter migration in recent years,' said Zhang. (more)

A slew of electric truck plans may deliver the goods for China's EV ambitions
15 November 2018 - For a growing number of automakers operating in the world's biggest vehicle market, it's time to invest in electric vans and trucks. They're convinced by increasingly stringent restrictions aimed at reining in pollution, generous subsidies, as well as robust demand for light-duty trucks as e-commerce flourishes. (more)

China: Rooftop solar power expands in Zhejiang
21 September 2018 - The Zhejiang Province in east China is leading the way in domestic solar systems, subsidizing the installation of rooftop systems on residential houses as part of wider efforts to cut the country's emissions and introduce cleaner energy sources to the mix. (more)

US: Duke Energy accounts for large boost in solar power in its latest long-range plan
5 September 2018 - Duke Energy Corp.'s latest long-range plan for its two Carolinas utilities show a significant increase in new plant construction from just a year ago. But much of that increase is because the utilities are, for the first time, projecting how much solar power will be built. (more)

China to boost rail freight by 30 percent by 2020 in anti-smog push
5 July 2018 - China will boost rail freight capacity by 2020 and raise the volume of goods delivered by trains by as much as 30 percent, an environment ministry official said on Thursday (5 July), as the country grapples with rising vehicle pollution. Ding Yan, vice-director of the vehicle emissions control center at the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, said trucks produced 13 times more pollution per unit of cargo than trains. (more)

China's Jiangsu launches 'green loans' to fund pollution fight
4 July 2018 - Eastern China's Jiangsu province, a major manufacturing region in the Yangtze river delta, has launched an 8 billion yuan ($1.2 billion) environmental credit fund to help promote green development and fight pollution, the local government said. Jiangsu, which neighbors China's financial center of Shanghai, has been one of the focal points of the country's environmental clean-up efforts since 2013. (more)


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China: Maharishi University of Management now offering MBA, Management PhD at university in Shanghai
25 March 2019 - Maharishi University of Management's graduate programmes in management are now being offered in Shanghai, China, in collaboration with Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the oldest university in China with about 40,000 students. The programme is oriented toward working professionals. Its first course, taught by MUM faculty, began last fall with 18 students, half MBA and half PhD. 'World-Class Brain for Success in Life' connected principles of the Science and Technology of Consciousness to management. Students learned about the levels of the mind and transcendence, and how this not only benefits the individual but also the organization. 'They appreciated how Transcendental Meditation gives organizations an extra edge,' said MUM faculty member Dr Fred Travis. (more)

US: Maharishi University of Management - Chinese delegations continue to visit campus
30 November 2016 - China's interest in Maharishi University of Management continues, with two delegations visiting the campus in Iowa, USA recently, including entrepreneurs, artists, and journalists. A business conglomerate covering real estate, urban development, schools, greenhouses and agriculture sent a 12-member delegation in late October. The chairman is 'very interested in what we have done and achieved as a university and as a Transcendental Meditation organization,' said Zhu Yunxiang, MUM vice president of Asia Expansion. Later, a second delegation included a group of 25 Chinese artists, organizers, and journalists representing the Chinese Xinhua News Agency, the Beijing Daily Group, and the Beijing TV station. The goal of the Chinese delegations is to introduce the beauty of the Chinese cultural heritage and promote understanding and friendship between the two countries. (more)

Planning for more students from Beijing and Taiwan to arrive at MUM next year
12 June 2014 - Prompted by interest in Consciousness-Based Education, six universities in China and one in Taiwan are now partnering with Maharishi University of Management and formulating plans to send students to study at the MUM campus in the USA. (more)

Maharishi University of Management: New relationships with China
24 July 2013 - Recently reviewing the university's many achievements, Dr Bevan Morris, President of Maharishi University of Management in the USA, described new relationships with Chinese universities that have developed in the past year. These began during Dr Morris's tour of China last year, which included visits to several institutions of higher learning where he gave presentations about MUM's Consciousness-Based system of education and the development of integrated brain functioning in students through their practice of Transcendental Meditation. (more)

Chinese university to offer scholarships to MUM students for study in China
31 January 2013 - A new partnership agreement with Beijing Union University--Maharishi University of Management's fifth partner institution in China--will include scholarships for MUM students to study at BUU in China for a semester or a year, taking classes taught in English or in both Chinese and English. The scholarships, which can accommodate a significant number of students, will cover all tuition costs. (more)

Ancient Chinese philosopher described Transcendental Consciousness
18 August 2011 - A new essay analyzes beautiful passages from the writings of Zhuangzi, also known as Chuang Tzu--esteemed alongside Laozi as one of the founders of Daoism in China--drawing on the knowledge and experience of the transcendental field of life provided by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Transcendental Meditation Programme. (more)

China: Universities collaborate with Maharishi University of Management
15 July 2011 - Four Chinese universities have formed partnerships with Maharishi University of Management in the United States, and secondary schools in the country have expressed interest in Consciousness-Based Education as well. (more)

Students arrive at MUM from new Chinese partner schools
14 June 2011 - Sixteen new students arrived from China at Maharishi University of Management this spring, the first group from the University's new partner institutions. 'MUM is a harmonious and green campus,' said one of the new students. 'The relationships among students are very friendly. Although we came from different countries and cultural backgrounds, we really feel like a big family, caring for and loving each other.' (more)

Maharishi School achievements inspire educators, parents, students in China
19 April 2011 - At 15 recent school fairs in China, presentations about Maharishi School in Fairfield, Iowa, USA began with what most interested students and their families: Maharishi School students' achievements, and testimonials from Chinese students enrolled at the school. Parents and students engaged in lively discussions about the unique, low-stress environment of the Maharishi School campus. They were also impressed with the acceptance of Maharishi School graduates into top medical schools and universities including Yale, Harvard, and the University of California at Berkeley. (more)

Maharishi School principal tours China, awakens interest in students
19 April 2011 - The recent trip to China by Dr Richard Beall, principal of Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment in Fairfield, Iowa, USA, helped awaken the interest of Chinese educators, parents and students in Consciousness-Based Education. (more)


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Ozone layer: Banned CFCs traced to China say scientists
22 May 2019 - Researchers say that they have pinpointed the major sources of a mysterious recent rise in a dangerous, ozone-destroying chemical. CFC-11 was primarily used for home insulation but global production was due to be phased out in 2010. But scientists have seen a big slowdown in the rate of depletion over the past six years. This new study says this is mostly being caused by new gas production in eastern provinces of China. (more)

China's top steelmaking city issues 'orange' smog alert
27 January 2019 - China's biggest steelmaking city, Tangshan, issued a second-level or 'orange' pollution alert for a wave of smog expected to blanket the region, a website run by the city government reported on Sunday (27 January). Other industrial plants in coke, cement, casting, and pharmaceutical sectors were also ordered to reduce output during the alert. (more)

China clones gene-edited monkeys for sleep disorder research
24 January 2019 - Chinese scientists have made clones of a gene-edited macaque to aid research of circadian rhythm disorders that are linked to sleep problems, depression, and Alzheimer's disease, the official Xinhua news agency said on Thursday (24 January). (more)

China glacier melt speeds up in 'wake-up call' for world - Greenpeace
20 November 2018 - Glaciers in the Qinghai-Tibet plateau have shrunk 15 percent as a result of rising temperatures over the last 50 years. Glacier melt at major sites in western China is accelerating fast, Greenpeace said on Tuesday (20 November), prompting thousands to evacuate in recent months and underscoring the vulnerability to climate change in a 'wake-up call' for the world. (more)

Super typhoon slams into China after pummeling Philippines
16 September 2018 - A super typhoon made landfall in China's Guangdong on Sunday (16 September), the country's most populous province, after wreaking havoc in Hong Kong and Macau and killing potentially more than 50 people in the Philippines. Packing winds of more than 200 kph (125 mph) at its peak, tropical cyclone Mangkhut is considered the strongest to hit the region this year. (more)

East China floods cause over $1 billion in damage this month: China Daily
27 August 2018 - Heavy flooding caused by a typhoon and tropical storm in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong killed 14 people and caused 10 billion yuan ($1.45 billion) in direct economic losses this month, the China Daily said on Monday (27 August). China's vegetable producing capital of Shouguang was among the worst hit, the paper said, with drones dropping antiseptic solutions to prevent a health crisis ... (more)

Remote China glacial lake bursts
15 August 2018 - A glacial lake in China's far western region of Xinjiang has burst though there were no casualties, state media said, while the environment group Greenpeace warned on Wednesday (15 August) that such events have increased because of rising temperatures. (more)

China's ozone levels hit record high in June: Greenpeace
18 July 2018 - Despite China's four-year battle against air pollution, ozone has become 'an emerging health threat', Greenpeace said. Average levels in the capital Beijing stood at 120 micrograms per cubic meter in June, around double the rates in ozone hotspots like California and Mexico City. Ground-level ozone, known as 'sunburn for the lungs', is caused by the interaction of sunlight with nitrogen dioxide and volatile organic chemicals (VOCs). (more)

Northern China ozone pollution getting worse: study
11 April 2018 - Concentrations of hazardous ground-level ozone have worsened in northern China despite country-wide efforts to tackle air pollution, according to a study published by Peking University on Tuesday (10 April). Also known as 'sunburn for the lungs', ozone is caused by the interaction of sunlight with nitrogen oxides and the vast amounts of uncontrolled volatile organic compounds (VOCs) produced by burning fossil fuels. Traffic congestion is a major cause. (more)

Increased stress at work linked to higher risk of diabetes
11 January 2018 - Workers who experience an increase in stress on the job over time may be more likely to develop diabetes than their coworkers who don't, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined data on 3,730 petroleum industry workers in China. At the start of the study, none of the workers had diabetes. ... Worldwide, nearly one in 10 adults had diabetes in 2014, and the disease will be the seventh leading cause of death by 2030, according to the World Health Organization. (more)

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