The government ordered coal mines to expand capacity after power shortages. Photo: Reuters
The government ordered coal mines to expand capacity after power shortages. Photo: Reuters

China’s carbon neutral goal: could small steps prove smarter than great leaps?

  • Local governments are under pressure to meet Beijing’s ambitious emissions targets, but their efforts have inadvertently contributed to power outages
  • Some are calling for a more sophisticated approach, warning that campaign-style governance that dates back to Mao Zedong is too simplistic

Topic |   Environmental, social and governance
The government ordered coal mines to expand capacity after power shortages. Photo: Reuters
The government ordered coal mines to expand capacity after power shortages. Photo: Reuters
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