"We Chinese are not standing by to see the world suffer from climate change; we are part of the world."
               -Ma Zhengang, President, China Institute of International Studies, PRC, September 2006


In September 2006, towards the promotion of clean coal technologies in China, the Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs, General Electric, and the Foreign Affairs Office of Shanxi Provincial Government and the Development and Reform Committee of Shanxi Province met in Taiyuan, China.  The agenda focused on U.S.-China commercial colaboration in integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) and other coal gasification technologies, resulting in a MOU of future cooperation.


National environmental journalist Todd Wilkinson, accompanied a delegation of officials from the U.S. and JHCGA to attend the U.S.-China Clean Coal Forum in the Chinese city of Taiyuan, located in the province of Shanxi. Sitting in on meetings with Chinese government officials in Beijing, the following are his thoughts: 


U.S.-China Clean Coal Forum

September 2006, Taiyuan, Shanxi Province