Editor's Statement

  • Bernard T. Pitsvada Washington Institute of China Studies


As we go to press, the fact that both the U.S. and China have selected leaders far outweighs the content of our journal in importance.  Nevertheless I will run through the contents of this edition.  We start off with a review of one of China’s most critical but rarely discussed issues:  its population.  The one child policy in China gets plenty of attention but the unintended side effect is where the problem lies.   The key question is who will support the current generation of old folks when they retire.  The next article looks at renewable energy in China.  The authors examine the market barriers and policy options of this issue.