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Grey to Green? China’s urban landscapes appear to be the antithesis of green: smog, foul-smelling streams and canals, roads jammed with exhaust-belching cars, shoddy buildings erected with little heed to building codes. But growing public discontent with the urban environment is beginning to change at least the rhetoric of officials, and in some cities their actions as well. In recent years about a third of China’s 600-plus municipalities have announced plans to turn themselves into eco-cities. Will the dream come true?

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Law to Action? China’s new environmental protection law, which stirred great controversy during its amendment process, has finally been passed. The updated law makes significant progress in the area of public interest litigation and strengthens the legislative tools to punish polluters. But it fails to answer a key question: how to get local officials to enforce the rules effectively?

Sleeping Giant. The growing activism of China's workers, and now some trade unionists, clearly presents a challenge to the multinationals that have been doing business in the mainland largely unhindered for the past three decades. Many international companies, like Walmart, are restructuring or "rationalising" their businesses in China but the workers are refusing to be dictated to. They are demanding proper compensation for their contribution. In China, labour activism is waking up.

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CSR China is monitoring corporate ethical performance. CSR China is working with InvestAssure and SourceAsia to provide web monitoring of Asian companies for international investors and supply chain managers. We use intelligent web search software to identify news reports from hundreds of key web sites and blogs in English, Chinese and Japanese. These reports are assessed for significance by topic experts and verified by our local research networks. Read more

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