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Hi, welcome to the Shuang Tan newsletter, written by me, Hongqiao Liu.

In this newsletter, I will be tracking China’s policies and actions toward achieving its climate pledges of peaking carbon emissions before 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality before 2060. Hence the name: “Shuang Tan” is shorthand for China’s “dual-carbon” goals (“双碳”, pinyin: Shuāng Tàn).

The newsletter will include curated news, in-depth analysis, and exclusive interviews on China’s decarbonization drive. 

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Wonder why you should listen to my musings every week?

I can think of a few reasons:

I am independent: I am not employed by, or sponsored by any public or private institution;

I am credible: I write the “Best Investigation” on China’s environmental crisis in the early 2010s and the “must-read explanatory journalism pieces on China’s climate policy in the 2020s;

My writing is nuanced and well-sourced: I place current policy debates in the big picture, providing in-depth analysis that goes beyond headlines, all fact-checked and sourced;

I unsilo policy discussions: I bring in interdisciplinary knowledge and expertise from investigative journalism, media studies, strategic communication, energy and climate policy, international relations, political economy, and green finance;

I am read by influencers who shape the policy and business world: my work has been widely published, reported, and cited in leading media and academic publications, as well as policy references and market intelligence that influenced decision-making.

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And If you would also like to put a face to my name, I can recommend watching my talk at the TED Countdown Summit, “Can China achieve its ambitious climate pledges?

A few more words…

Shuang Tan is an independent and personal project. I launched the newsletter in February 2022, with a vision of providing timely, comprehensive, and balanced information on China’s decarbonization.

How to support Shuang Tan?

The newsletter is free. The best way to show support is to subscribe and share it with your network. To go further, you can buy me a coffee, or book me for my consulting and speaking service.

Where else to find me?

Besides the newsletter, I also write very long analytical threads about China’s climate and energy policy on Twitter, and occasionally on Linkedin. The DMs are open if you’d love to chat.

I hope you enjoy the newsletter, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Cheers, Hongqiao


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