Dr Zhang Ji-Qiang joins the Diálogo Chino editorial advisory board

April 2017

 

We are delighted to announce that Dr Zhang Ji-Qiang is joining our distinguished panel of editorial advisors to support constructive engagement between China and Latin America on the vital issues of environmental protection and climate change.

 

Isabel Hilton, CEO of the China Dialogue Trust, said, “We are delighted that Dr Zhang is joining our editorial advisory board. His experience and understanding of the issues is second to none and we very much look forward to our continuing conversations.”

 

Robert Soutar, Managing Editor of Diálogo Chino, said, “Dr Zhang is a highly respected expert in environment and climate change, and brings a profound understanding of the complex issues that China’s rapid economic growth has raised.  Dr Zhang’s work has been a source of inspiration for many years and we are deeply honoured to welcome him to Diálogo Chino at a time when dialogue between China and Latin America on environment and climate change is especially pressing.”

 

Dr Zhang has worked extensively in the field of philanthropy and environmental conservation. He was vice president of the Blue Moon Foundation’s Asia Program until 2016 and previously served as program officer for the Sustainable World Program of the W. Alton Jones Foundation, senior program advisor at the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Director for Information and Communication at LEAD International. During the 1980s he served as Executive Vice Chairman of the Academic Committee of the Chinese Academy for Environmental Sciences, where he worked in the fields of environmental policy, integrated resource planning, and watershed management. Dr Zhang was born in Zhejiang province, China, and received his PhD at the Institute for Nuclear Sciences of the State University of Ghent in Belgium.

 

China is now Latin America’s largest lender, a major investor and trading partner and an important partner in such environmentally sensitive sectors as infrastructure, agriculture and resource extraction. Diálogo Chino aims to foster a better understanding of this dynamic relationship and its environmental challenges. With a network of contributors and editorial advisors in China and Latin America, we produce and disseminate information across linguistic and cultural barriers to facilitate constructive dialogue.

 

dialogochino.net is a multilingual publishing platform for journalists, public officials, academics, civil society and the business community to engage with the topics that will come to define the nature of China-Latin America relations.

 

In 2014, dialogochino.net launched in English, Spanish and Portuguese, to report on the social and environmental dimensions of China’s engagement with Latin America.

 

Diálogo Chino is a project of the China Dialogue Trust, an independent not-for-profit that operates in China, India, the UK and Latin America. For the last decade, the trust has pioneered knowledge transfer and promoted understanding on environment and climate between China and the Anglophone world.

 

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