The almost ten-day period of heavy smog in Beijing in February completely erased locals’ illusion that the air pollution had already seen significant progress.
To solve the problem of air pollution in the long term, China must invest in electric vehicles and renewable energy sources.
As continued air pollution forces the closure of factories in northern China, numerous questions remain about the effectiveness of these regulations.
The recent developments in Asia-Pacific indicate a necessity to start serious talks for “stock-taking” of the military forces in the region. Also, Russia’s active involvement in regional security affairs is needed.
Pakistan is not an important Russian trading partner in South Asia. However, with Eurasian integration involving Central Asia and traditional Russian-Indian economic ties revived, there is no sense for Pakistan to remain in a limbo.
Increasing concerns about pollution, health, and energy security in China highlight the need to improve the current electric vehicle policy and boost sales, usage, and technological development.
The key to relieving Beijing’s traffic congestion and high pollution levels is to manage the use of cars rather than to restrict their purchase.
Redesigning Beijing’s transportation system could allow its inhabitants reduce car traffic and improve their own quality of life.
It is easy to see why promoting electric vehicle technology appeals to the Chinese government. Widespread use of electric vehicles means less oil imports, thus improving the country’s energy security.
Struggling sales in the electric vehicle market have resulted in serious questions being raised about their viability.