By Julian Wong Jul.31.2010
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After more than two and a half years of blogging, I am sad to announce that I will have to take an indefinite break from contributing original pieces to this site.

Starting Monday, I begin a new stint with the U.S. government at the Department of Energy representing the United States in our collaborations with the Chinese government to develop clean energy solutions to protect the health and future of our children and build a new foundation of economic prosperity.  Due to the nature of my new job, I will not be able to blog in the way I have for the previous 170 posts, but I am pretty confident that some day I will be right back with more writing.  It is addictive.

I would like to thank all my readers for your support–I’ve truly enjoyed all the feedback and discussions that my articles have stimulated–and this effort would be meaningless if it did not have an audience.   I also want to take the opportunity to thank my friends and colleagues at the Fulbright Program, Center for American Progress and Center for American Progress Action Fund for giving me the launching pad for my exploration in this area.  I could no think of better places to help prepare me for my next challenge.

Last but not least, I thank my dear family–Hazel my wife, and Keane my mini-me–for putting up with me and the countless late hours I’ve spent behind the laptop to make this project a reality.

In the mean time, I will continue keep this website up in the hopes that it will be a useful resource for anyone interested in the nexus of China, energy, and the environment.

Till next time!

Comments (14)

  1. Elizabeth Aug.1.2010@11:34 am Reply

    Great run Julian! I am sad to see GLF be put on hiatus for a while. But I have no doubt that you will be doing amazing things in your new role. And yes, someday, you will be back!

    Congrats on the new position, good luck and thank you for everything you have done to promote clean energy!

  2. Mao Ruiqi Aug.2.2010@9:35 am Reply


    They say, unless you are on the inside, you cannot make a difference. Yet when the ant ventures inside, it runs the horrific chance of being squashed.

    Notwithstanding the risks involved in your forthcoming move, paraphrasing Socrates relative to marriage, by all means enter therein, for if you experience joy, you will have good memories; if you experience misery, you will develop great wisdom. Talented men like you simply cannot fail to attain some great prize!

  3. Han Meng Aug.2.2010@11:11 pm Reply

    Hi Julian

    Congrats on your new job ! Where will u be ? Will miss your writings …

    Han Meng

  4. Matt Stein Aug.4.2010@3:24 am Reply

    Thank you for the exemplary work. Its been a pleasure reading.

  5. Julian Aug.4.2010@7:49 am Reply

    Thanks, everyone! Han Meng, I’ll still be in Washington, DC at DOE’s HQ.

  6. sharon Aug.16.2010@6:36 am Reply


    Best wishes for your new job! I’ve enjoyed your well researched posts and your sense of humour with the cartoons…. If you’re back in Beijing anytime soon – give us a yell and we’ll give you a BEER welcome involving .. well… beer?

  7. Ron Mahabir Aug.23.2010@10:17 am Reply

    Hey Julian!

    Congratulations and best of luck with your new gig. Keep in touch.


  8. Janet Upton Sep.1.2010@2:40 am Reply

    Congratulations on your new position, Julian. Will miss your posts.


  9. Jill Hundley Sep.2.2010@1:31 pm Reply

    Congratulations on the new position. I have thoroughly enjoyed your blog. It will be missed.


  10. Xiaojing Sep.12.2010@12:38 am Reply

    Very good blog! I am sorry it has to be stopped for a while, but thank you very much for putting up so many info and insights together for us.

  11. Michelle Chang Oct.13.2010@1:46 am Reply

    Dear Julian,

    Thank you so much for creating this wonderful blog! It has helped me so much in my senior thesis research, and many of my friends in Berkeley are all familiar with your work.
    Best of luck at your new job and looking forward to hearing more exciting news from you!

  12. Xiaolin LI Oct.21.2010@9:54 am Reply

    Nice to have been introduced to this! Honored to be included here. Creativity takes courage. I believe in nobody’s power since it comes purely from a person’s substance, no status, nor attached external power. Thank you Julian for including me in. Xiaolin Li

  13. Spak Aug.1.2011@10:00 am Reply

    Thank You! The site (and your work at CAP) indeed has been a tremendous resource and I wish you the best of luck with DOE.

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