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Steven A. Leibo and Li Yang

At first glance, the Annual Review of Low Carbon Development in China (2011–12), a product of the Climate Policy Initiative at Tsinghua University, looks to be a book of arcane information of interest to the few whose professional lives require knowledge of the evolution of the People’s Republic of China’s energy use. Nothing could be farther from the mark. Indeed the success or failure of China’s effort to “green” its economy has to rank as one of the most important issues in human ci…

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“Foreword”, in: Chinese Research Perspectives Online, Edited by: International Advisory Board Chinese Research Perspectives Online. Consulted online on 18 December 2017 <>

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