New Energy in China, Taliban, Delta Variant in Fujian Commentary from the Web, Week 37, 2021

Big tests for Taliban / SGCC Chairman on China's clean power transition

World Insight, September 17, 2021.

The #Taliban face big tests on governance and diplomacy, weeks after sweeping into power. But how is the Taliban coping with the biggest test yet - to keep millions of struggling Afghans fed and sheltered? — #China's mammoth energy company is in a massive transition to green energy, at the core of the country's carbon neutrality efforts. What's the strategy? Direct answers from the executive chairman of the State Grid Corporation of China.


COVID-19 Delta variant surge in Fujian: Lesson in prevention

World Insight, September 15, 2021.

The Chinese mainland lost no time in dealing with a COVID-19 #Delta variant outbreak in its southeastern Fujian Province. Mass testing in Putian yielded increasing cases in the past few days. Authorities said the source may have been a person who recently returned to Fujian from Southeast Asia. In-person classes in all kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, and tutoring institutions have been suspended. The central government has dispatched a working group to guide local prevention and control work. With the Mid-Autumn Festival and October National Day holidays just around the corner, the new cases add pressure to #pandemic control. What does the latest outbreak teach us?