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Wang Huiyao
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Wang Huiyao

From the Syrian civil war to Yemen to energy, China has a larger role to play in the Middle East

  • The Middle East faces a transition to a post-oil economy, impeded by great power interference and inter-regional rifts
  • Solutions should come within the region, but Beijing is uniquely positioned as a partner, mediator and customer

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A passenger airliner flies past smoke emitted from a coal-fired power plant in Beijing in 2017. Photo: AP
Melissa Brown
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Melissa Brown

The problem with China’s ‘clean coal’ push is that there is no such thing as ‘clean coal’

  • China’s leadership in renewable energy is at odds with the fact that it has too much coal-fired power capacity. But Beijing is not yet ready to make the tough decisions necessary to acknowledge the problem and downsize coal production

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A passenger airliner flies past smoke emitted from a coal-fired power plant in Beijing in 2017. Photo: AP
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