Entries Tagged as 'Tax Law'

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

What Would China’s Carbon Tax Regime Look Like

My Twitter stream is bubbling with excitement about China’s introduction of carbon tax: Quartz, Think Progress, etc. all reported on the Xinhua report, but the larger context is missing and the key questions about the implementation are not answered.   It’s an environmental tax, not a carbon tax The first thing I want to clarify […]

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

If You Want to Increase Green Jobs in US, Do Not Start a Trade War with China

It’s easy to blame China for the failure of U.S. solar firms, but SolarWorld and other six unnamed U.S. companies’ anti-dumping and countervailing duty case against Chinese solar panel manufacturers has the potential to hurt, rather than help, the green economy in the U.S. Here is why: Solar panel manufacturing is a highly capital intensive industry, […]

Friday, August 27th, 2010

China to Levy Environmental Tax – Don’t Cheer Yet

Environmental tax is not a niche idea – China has been contemplating an environmental tax regime for some years now, see previous coverage: 2007, 2008, 2009. And after our “grizzled” China-watcher has waited for an entire year, Beijing announced its plan to reform the taxation system, of which the introduction of an environmental tax could […]