china smog

The Fog of Protest: The Promotion and Censoring of "Under the Dome"

March 11, 2015 by Sieren Ernst

Less than a week after People’s Daily Online released the air pollution doc, 'Under the Dome,' the government took steps to curtail the buzz. The Central Propaganda Department instructed media outlets to “discontinue coverage of the documentary.” By Friday, it was taken down from all Chinese websites.[read more]


Primetime Debate: Will an Ultra-High Voltage Transmission Supergrid Solve China's Air Pollution Crisis?

April 23, 2014 by Michael Davidson

China Pollution Crisis and Solutions

It’s hard to imagine coverage of electricity transmission policy here in the U.S. The contrast with Chinese television’s treatment of these issues shows how public concerns over air pollution and renewables are being injected into a decade-old discussion on the relationship between the grid and the state.[read more]