Resources and Risk
On the right is the Chinese character fu which translates as "good fortune." If you look more closely, you will see that the sculpture is made with ceramic shards, the good fortune comprised of broken porcelain. Once priceless teacups and vases were shattered to fashion a beautiful sculpture.
Welcome to this blog, authored by Dr. Elizabeth Wishnick, which investigates the costs and benefits of China's resource-related projects, mostly involving energy, water, and food. These ventures require resources which may be irretrievably altered and the projects may impact local communities and foreign neighbors.
Our purpose is to examine the risks involved.