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Sunil Sundas, a school student from Timal, Kavre, hope that the Bodhichitta trees that is growing in his family land will feed his family in future.
Soon after we started to ascend towards Timal village from Bhakunde Besi — a small valley located in central Nepal fifty kilometres from Kathmandu – our car ended stuck on [...]
Mi, Sep 28, 2016
Source: News from China Dialogue
In July, water discharged by a hydropower station on the Qing River surged downstream, taking with it almost 10,000 tonnes of sturgeon. The surge blew them out of fish farm [...]
Mo, Sep 26, 2016
Source: News from China Dialogue
Chinese companies and banks are continuing to drive global coal expansion, as state owned companies, backed by state loans, build coal-fired power plants across the world. This is despite commitments [...]
Fr, Sep 23, 2016
Source: News from China Dialogue
Two giant transmission lines transporting electricity from the Belo Monte hydroelectric project, in northern Brazil, to a sub-station 2,100-kilometres away will clear areas of native vegetation equivalent to 1,700 football [...]
Do, Sep 22, 2016
Source: News from China Dialogue
Large-scale seizures of ivory in Singapore over the last three years make the south-east Asian city-state one of the world's premier ivory smuggling hubs for organised crime, say conservation watchdogs. [...]
Di, Sep 20, 2016
Source: News from China Dialogue
The vast majority of China's urban consumers are willing to pay higher bills to buy “green electricity” from renewable sources like wind, solar or biomass, a recent survey commissioned by [...]
Mo, Sep 19, 2016
Source: News from China Dialogue
The final version of the German environment ministry's Climate Action Plan has been published. But concrete targets included in previous drafts have been removed, prompting the Green Party to describe [...]
Fr, Sep 16, 2016
Source: News from China Dialogue
By Arthur Lutz from Ragettli et al., 2016. RCP refers to the various climate change scenarios forecast in the latest assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The higher the RCP, the more the warming
Glaciers are retreating due to climate change. What does that mean for water flow in the streams and rivers downhill? The effect is very varied, says Arthur Lutz of the Netherlands-based [...]
Do, Sep 15, 2016
Source: News from China Dialogue
Iron is known to be toxic to brain cells, and tiny magnetic iron particles (magnetite) are thought to be involved in the development of neurological disorders. Now, for the first [...]
Mi, Sep 14, 2016
Source: News from China Dialogue
G20 leaders called for “green finance” policies to be “scaled up” at their Hangzhou summit this month, and for more work to be done on coordinating national standards so that [...]
Di, Sep 13, 2016
Source: News from China Dialogue

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The fifth Chinese Charity Expo was inaugurated in Shenzhen on the 23rd of September. The Chinese Charity Expo is an annual event jointly organised by the Ministry of Civil Affairs, the [...]
Mo, Sep 26, 2016
Source: China Development Brief
Last Tuesday a chain of restaurants that refused to hire a female cook was found guilty of gender discrimination, fined 2000 Yuan for “spiritual damages” and required to issue a [...]
Fr, Sep 23, 2016
Source: China Development Brief
In the Ningxia Autonomous Region, a region of Northwestern China that is small and relatively underdeveloped economically, new measures have recently been enacted to promote targeted poverty alleviation. The Autonomous [...]
Mi, Sep 21, 2016
Source: China Development Brief
Half a year after the People's Procuratorate of Qingyun county, Shandong province, decided to take legal action against the local Environmental Protection Bureau, the local court has pronounced the defendant [...]
Di, Sep 20, 2016
Source: China Development Brief
China's Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) held a press conference on the 7th of September, explaining how the Charity Law has been implemented since it passed into effect at the [...]
Mo, Sep 19, 2016
Source: China Development Brief
With China's first ever charity law coming into effect this month, the issue of transparency in the charity sector has taken the limelight. The charity law prescribes that charitable organisations [...]
Mi, Sep 14, 2016
Source: China Development Brief
China's Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) organized a press conference on September 8th to clarify that cases of people soliciting for help on an individual basis are not covered by [...]
Mo, Sep 12, 2016
Source: China Development Brief
On the 5th of September, in honour of the recent passing of China's new ‘Charity Law' and of the ‘UN Charity Day' which also falls on that day, Tsinghua University [...]
Fr, Sep 09, 2016
Source: China Development Brief
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The annual 9/9 Philanthropy Day will take place from the 7th to the 9th of September this year. During the occasion, over 120 public offering organisations and 4000 charitable programmes [...]
Di, Sep 06, 2016
Source: China Development Brief
A public offering for the Conservation of the Great Wall was held at the Great Hall of the People by the China Foundation for Cultural Heritage Conservation (CFCHC) on the [...]
Di, Sep 06, 2016
Source: China Development Brief

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Will Bill Gates' chickens end African poverty?; The global farmland grab in 2016: how big, how bad?; Landgewinnung durch europäische Firmen und Finanzakteure; Hohe Nahrungsmittelpreise verringern Wachstum; Land politics, agrarian [...]
Fr, Jun 24, 2016
Source: News from Globe Spotting
by Uwe Hoering, January 2016: In October 2013, Xi Jinping, head of China's government and communist party, announced the initiative "One Belt, One Road": With the "New Silk Road", transport [...]
Di, Jan 19, 2016
Source: News from Globe Spotting