"Why Republicans don’t push back on Trump’s China tariffs — in one map" Monkey Cage column authored with John Kuk and Jack Zhang in the Washington Post, August 7, 2018.

"Will clean air and water survive EPA’s Scott Pruitt?" column in ChinaDialogue, February 16, 2017.

"Trump's victory may force climate leadership role onto China" column in ChinaDialogue, November 11, 2016.

"How China’s 13th Five-Year Plan Addresses Energy and the Environment" column authored with Angel Hsu in ChinaFile, March 10, 2016.

"Air Pollution and Climate Change," Sinica Podcast, January 8, 2016, full episode interview hosted by Kaiser Kuo and David Moser.

"How China, the 'world's largest polluter', is taking on climate change," The South China Morning Post and The New Scientist, December 16, 2015.

"Is China a Leader or Laggard on Climate Change?" ChinaFile, December 15, 2015.

"Paris Climate Summit: Will China be Seen as a Leader or a Villain?" The Christian Science Monitor, November 20, 2015.

"Kicking China's Coal Habit," Whose Century is it Podcast, November 15, 2015, full episode interview hosted by Mary Kay Magistad.

"How Does China’s 12th Five-Year Plan Address Energy and the Environment?" column co-authored with Angel Hsu, the World Resources Institute, March 7, 2011.

"What Cancun Means for China and the U.S.," column co-authored with Jennifer Morgan, The World Resources Institute, December 16, 2010.

"China Faces the Challenges of International Leadership," The World Resources Institute, April 12, 2010.

"China’s State Council Unveils 40-45% Carbon Intensity Target," The World Resources Institute, November 26, 2009.

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“China’s industrial heartland fears price of green policy,” The Financial Times, September 2, 2019.

“Rare pangolins languish in China wildlife rescue system,” The Associated Press, January 24, 2019.

"Who needs democracy when you have data?" MIT Technology Review, August 20, 2018.

"China is getting serious about fighting climate change at home. Abroad, its investments tell a different story," The Los Angeles Times, June 1, 2017. 

"Trump's energy policies incur anxiety, spark criticism worldwide," Xinhua, January 22, 2017.

"Climate change a Chinese hoax? Beijing gives Donald Trump a lesson in history," The Guardian, November 17, 2016.

"After Trump Win, Greenpeace Wants China, EU to Lead on Climate Change," Sixth Tone, November 14, 2016.

"A Glowing Future; China Wants Its Nuclear Industry to Grow Dauntingly Fast," The Economist, September 22, 2016.

"You’ve geeked out over 'An Inconvenient Truth.' Watch these next." Grist, May 24, 2016.

"Many Cities Don’t Know How Dangerous Their Air Pollution Is," Inter Press Service, May 19, 2016.

"Developing Countries Take Lead at Climate Change Agreement Signing," Inter Press Service, April 22, 2016.

"China's Environment Minister Wants More Power to Crack Down on Polluters," Vice News, February 18, 2016.

"Beijing's smog: When a scale of zero to 500 doesn't go high enough," The Los Angeles Times, December 2, 2015.

"China's Recent Smog Gets the Attention, but Climate Change, More Broadly, Could Have A Major Impact There," PRI's The World, December 2, 2015.

"How the Next 5 Years Could Make or Break China's 'War on Pollution,'" The Diplomat, June 10, 2015.

"Can Coal Ever Be Clean?" National Geographic, March 2014.

"Enforcement Seen Key to Success of China's New Environmental Markets,"  Reuters, March 28, 2014.

"China pollution: Trouble in the air,"  Financial Times, February 26, 2014.

"Climate change to top agenda at US-China talks," The Guardian, July 10, 2013.

"China’s Skies: A Complex Recipe for Pollution with No Quick Fix," The Lancet, June 8, 2013. 

"Beijing Adopts Emergency Measures for 'Hazardous' Pollution," CNN, January 16, 2013.

"Beijing pushes to reduce air pollution," Financial Times, July 31, 2012.

"Can Smarter Growth Guide China’s Urban Building Boom?" Yale Environment 360, February 13, 2012.

"Beijing's New Year surprise: PM 2.5 readings," CNN International, January 27, 2012.

"Clearing the air?" The Economist, January 14, 2012.

"China's Ambitious, High-Growth 5-Year Plan Stirs a Climate Debate," The New York Times, April 12, 2011.

"China Takes First Steps In the Fight Against Acid Rain," Yale Environment 360, October 28, 2010.

"Chinese Power Plant Develops Advanced Coal Technology," Circle of Blue, October 12, 2010. 

"China's Famed Pearl River Under Denim Threat,"  CNN International, April 27, 2010.

"Not Pointing or Wagging but Beckoning," The Economist, March 18, 2010.

"China Considering Green Tax as Extent of Pollution is Revealed," The Telegraph, February 10, 2010.

"Green Giant, Beijing's Crash Program for Clean Energy," The New Yorker, December 21, 2009.

"Obama Announces 2020 Emissions Target, Dec. 9 Copenhagen Visit," The New York Times, November 25, 2009.

"Obama—What’s in a Name?" The New Yorker, November 19. 2009.

"Is China on Track for Suburban Sprawl?" The New York Times, August 18, 2009.

"China Announces More Pollution Controls," The New York Times, August 1, 2008.