首页 > >
Economic Watch: China strides toward carbon neutrality amid market******
BEIJING, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- China has leveraged policy tools and explored market-oriented mechanisms, including establishing multi-level carbon trading markets and scaling up green financing, to achieve carbon neutrality.
Three months ago, the national carbon market, a major institutional innovation in China, started online trading. As the world's largest carbon trading market in terms of the amount of greenhouse gas emissions covered, it has involved a total of 2,162 power generation companies, representing 4.5 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.
By the end of September, the trading volume in the market reached 17.65 million tonnes, with a turnover of 801 million yuan (about 125.24 million U.S. dollars), according to a white paper released Wednesday by the State Council Information Office.
In fact, pilot programs on carbon emission trading have already been implemented at local levels before the nationwide carbon markets took shape.
Since 2011, seven pilot trading markets have been established in Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Chongqing and Shenzhen as well as the provinces of Hubei and Guangdong.
Nearly 3,000 major emitters in more than 20 industries, including power, steel and cement, were incorporated in the carbon-trading platforms in 2013.
As of Sept. 30, the total trading volume of the seven pilot carbon trading markets had reached 495 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent, representing a value of approximately 12 billion yuan.
China also established a greenhouse gas voluntary emission reduction program in 2012 to promote the transformation toward low-carbon industrial structure and energy consumption.
By the end of last month, the total trading volume of greenhouse gas voluntary emission reduction had exceeded 334 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent, with the turnover approaching 3 billion yuan.
To tackle climate change, China has continued to increase investment, the white paper noted.
The country has improved the top-level design of green finance and set up nine pilot zones for reform and innovation of green finance in six provincial-level regions.
China has encouraged the development of green credit mechanisms, improved supporting policies for green bonds, and published a green bond project catalog to effectively channel private capital into addressing climate change, said the white paper.
As of the end of 2020, China's balance of green loans reached 11.95 trillion yuan, of which the clean energy loan balance stood at 3.2 trillion.
China has also issued about 1.2 trillion yuan of green bonds in total, making it the world's second-biggest green bond market. Enditem
通讯员 第博荣 代丹 华商报记者 宁军
KIGALI, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- The Rwanda Kungfu-Wushu Federation has resumed operations with the National Kungfu-Wushu Championship, with more than 180 participants from 24 out of the country's 31 clubs competing in Kigali, the capital.。
Marc Uwiringiye, president of the Rwanda Kungfu-Wushu Federation, said events like the championship enhance cultural exchanges between Rwanda and China.。
"There is a lot Rwanda has to learn from China and vice versa," he said. "There is no better time for activities of the Rwanda Kungfu-Wushu to resume than in a year when the two countries are celebrating 50 years of bilateral ties."
The championship on Sunday had two categories: the first was purely demonstration, also known as Taolu, whereas the second category was for wrestling and fighting, also known as Sanda, and participants aged from 18 to 35 competed according to their weight.。
Uwiringiye said that he is glad the federation has resumed its operations after a long inactivity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.。
There is a lot the players of Kungfu-Wushu have been able to benefit from the sport such as keeping fit and in shape as well as being able to defend themselves, he said.。
Gatete Frank, aged 15, is one of the players that attended the championship. "I started practicing Kungfu a few years ago and it has generally become part of me," he said.。
Xing Yuchun, political counselor at the Chinese Embassy in Rwanda, said Wushu is more than a sport, as it holds strong cultural ties and a strong philosophy that has been in existence for millennia.。
"Wushu is beyond a sport. It carries Chinese culture and embodies profound philosophy that has prevailed for thousands of years," she said. "For example in Wushu, people always start with a defensive move rather than to strike. It's not about hurting someone, but about preventing violence."
Xing expressed the hope that the next 50 years will see more fruitful cooperation between China and Rwanda in a bright shared future, with more people joining the Wushu family in Rwanda. Enditem。
2.赛诺菲特药业务全球负责人Bill Sibold：挖掘创新潜力 “全力致胜”深耕特药领域