Tag Archives: China

Chine-Kazakhstan : vers un glacis eurasien ?

Emmanuel Véron, Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (Inalco) et Emmanuel Lincot, Institut Catholique de Paris Indépendant depuis 1991, à la suite de l’effondrement de l’URSS, le Kazakhstan, véritable État-continent (2 724 900 km2, ce qui en fait le neuvième plus grand pays du monde) qui dispose de 2 % des réserves mondiales de pétrole, ainsi que de la deuxième réserve mondiale d’uranium, …

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How popular is China in Africa? New survey sheds light on what ordinary people think

A Chinese engineer (centre) and Kenyan construction workers building a road in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. Daniel Irungu/EPA Folashade Soule, University of Oxford and Edem E. Selormey, Centre for Democratic Development Ghana It’s been 20 years since the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation was first held. Another summit is planned for September 2021 in Dakar, Senegal. Meanwhile, Chinese and African officials …

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كيف يُمكن للصين تحقيق الحياد الكربوني بحلول مُنتصف هذا القرن؟

يتقصَّى هذا التقرير الخاص سيناريوهات تحقيق الحياد الكربوني في الصين، وكيفية الاستفادة من مصادر الطاقة المتجددة والطاقة النووية، وعمليات احتجاز الكربون وتخزينه في الدفع باتجاه هذا الهدف سمريتي مالاباتي                 ستحتاج الصين إلى تعزيز إنتاجها من الطاقة الشمسية وطاقة الرياح، لتحقيق الحياد الكربوني بحلول عام 2060  Li Zongxian/VCG/Getty تعهَّدت الصين، التي تتصدَّر قائمة …

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El despliegue de las redes 5G, o la geopolítica digital

Metamorworks/Shutterstock Vicente Moret Millás, IE University Conseguir conexiones a internet rápidas y fiables constituye ya un objetivo prioritario para cualquier país que quiera no perder el tren de la nueva economía digital. Esta conectividad es ya un factor de competitividad clave para la economía de los estados, al igual que lo han sido en el pasado otras infraestructuras no digitales …

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Central Asia risks becoming a hyperarid desert in the near future

Jakub Czajkowski / shutterstock Natasha Barbolini, Stockholm University Around 34 million years ago, sudden climate change caused ecological breakdown in Central Asia. This ancient event, triggered by rapid drops in temperature and atmospheric carbon dioxide, permanently affected biological diversity in the region. Large areas of Mongolia, (geographic) Tibet and north-western China suddenly became hyperarid deserts with little vegetation cover – …

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WHO reform: a call for an early-warning protocol for infectious diseases

Peter Gluckman and Alexander Gillespie, University of Waikato The World Health Organization (WHO) has come in for its share of criticism for its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. While some faults are the responsibility of the WHO, others were caused by member states, which did not always act as quickly as they should have. In our opinion, the fundamental problem …

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COVID-19: examining theories for Africa’s low death rates


Shutterstock Kevin Marsh, University of Oxford and Moses Alobo, African Academy of Sciences As the threat of a COVID-19 pandemic emerged earlier this year, many felt a sense of apprehension about what would happen when it reached Africa. Concerns over the combination of overstretched and underfunded health systems and the existing load of infectious and non-infectious diseases often led to …

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What the world can learn from clean energy transitions in India, China and Brazil

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Jenson / shutterstock Radhika Khosla, University of Oxford; Ajinkya Shrish Kamat, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Venkatesh Narayanamurti, Harvard University If the world is to transition to a climate-compatible future, much will turn on new innovations in clean energy and whether they can be deployed at a large scale. This is especially critical for emerging economies, which are developing their …

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ثلاث رحلاتٍ جريئة تنطلق نحو الكوكب الأحمر

الولايات المتحدة، والصين، والإمارات العربية المتحدة يطلقون رحلات استكشافية رائدة إلى كوكب المريخ، المعروف بخطورته على البعثات الفضائية. ألكساندرا ويتزي، وسمريتي مالاباتي، وإليزابيث جيبني Nature (2020) doi:10.1038/d41586-020-01861-0 English article   المركبة الجوالة الأمريكية “بيرسيفيرانس” سوف تهبط في “فوّهة جيزيرو” على كوكب المريخ (محددة بدائرة صفراء).  Emily Lakdawalla/ISRO/ISSDC شهد العالم خلال شهر يوليو الماضي انطلاق ثلاث مركبات فضائية صاروخية صوبَ المريخ. إذ …

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Ancient DNA is revealing the genetic landscape of people who first settled East Asia

Pulverized ancient bone can provide DNA to scientists for analysis. Xin Xu Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, CC BY-ND

Pulverized ancient bone can provide DNA to scientists for analysis. Xin Xu Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, CC BY-ND Melinda A. Yang, University of Richmond The very first human beings originally emerged in Africa before spreading across Eurasia about 60,000 years ago. After that, the story of humankind heads down many different paths, some more well-studied than others. Eastern …

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