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Chinese population gears up for significant expansion of cold chain as refrigeration demand soars

New York Times article draws attention to the refrigeration revolution underway in China - where the cold chain is being built virtually from scratch in some regions - and underlines both the huge opportunity for cooling businesses and the potential challenges and pitfalls

An extended discussion of China’s rapid development towards refrigerated storage and distrbution in the New York Times has sparked a gread deal of debate in the international cooling industry.

Provocatively titled What Do Chinese Dumplings Have to Do with Global Warming?, the author Nicola Twilley interviews those who have been at the early stages of development and are reaping the rewards; those who those who believe it is all happening too quickly and are concerned at the implications for energy consumption and carbon emissions; and a small but vocal group who think that refrigeration isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

It is a lengthy article, but will certainly be a debate starter as to what the implications are of building a cold chain for such a large population as China’s.

Read New York Times Article here



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