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China's “war on pollution” has driven a reduction in coal use, prioritising green technology, energy and buildings, and closing or moving factories out of urban areas. Since the announcement there [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
Source: News from China Dialogue
Senior cabinet cadres have officially unveiled the nameplate of China's newly-created Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE). The mega-department, after absorbing functions originally under other ministries, will see its staff increase [...]
Wed, Apr 18, 2018
Source: News from China Dialogue
With all the effort going into recycling, Europe is still only reaching a 30% recycling rate for plastics, and the US trails way behind at 9%. And this was before [...]
Wed, Apr 18, 2018
Source: News from China Dialogue
“Miners don't say good day, we say good luck,” says Hata Muratović Hasanspahić, standing at the door to a concrete elevator shaft that carries her 300 metres below ground each [...]
Tue, Apr 17, 2018
Source: News from China Dialogue
Hurricane Irma's near total destruction of Barbuda – one of two Caribbean islands comprising the state of Antigua and Barbuda – has not deterred Chinese investors from pressing ahead with [...]
Mon, Apr 16, 2018
Source: News from China Dialogue
A deal to cut shipping emissions by at least 50% on 2008 levels by 2050, with a strong emphasis on scaling up action to 100% by mid-century, was agreed by [...]
Mon, Apr 16, 2018
Source: News from China Dialogue
China is changing the structure of its ministries, with huge implications for its management of marine environments. The roles of the former State Oceanic Administration (SOA) have been divvied up [...]
Mon, Apr 16, 2018
Source: News from China Dialogue
It's seven o'clock in the evening Beijing time, but out on the Ganjia grasslands, in Xiahe county, the sun shows no sign of setting. Outside the yurts of Sirou village [...]
Fri, Apr 13, 2018
Source: News from China Dialogue
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So you thought your recyclable waste was going to a local processing plant? Instead it was very likely shipped to China, along with about half of the world's exported plastic [...]
Mon, Apr 09, 2018
Source: News from China Dialogue
For the group of Tibetan youngsters, it was a rare opportunity to see what life is like on the lower reaches of the river known as the Lancang in China, [...]
Thu, Apr 05, 2018
Source: News from China Dialogue

 

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Weibo, one of the largest social media platform in China, released a notice on April 13 saying that content such as comics and videos related to “prostitution, violence and homosexuality” [...]
Wed, Apr 18, 2018
Source: China Development Brief
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Shanghai's Public Security Bureau has just released a two-minute video explaining the Overseas NGO Law, with the aid of a cartoon. While the video doesn't really add much to what is [...]
Wed, Apr 18, 2018
Source: China Development Brief
A charity event for the Maternal and Health Promotion Project was held at the Xi'an No. 1 Hospital on April 10. Yan Feng, a member of the Working Committee on [...]
Tue, Apr 17, 2018
Source: China Development Brief
The first report on Chinese truck drivers was officially released at a press conference in Beijing on April 10th. During the conference the secretary of the Transfar Foundation (传化慈善基金会), Tu [...]
Mon, Apr 16, 2018
Source: China Development Brief
On April 10, a seminar on the eco-development of social enterprises in China and Scotland took place in Beijing's Yuan En Space. Around 90 social enterprise experts and representatives from [...]
Wed, Apr 11, 2018
Source: China Development Brief
The China Foundation of Culture and Art for Children and PhoenixNet Public Welfare recently hosted a forum on child protection in Beijing. The forum was attended by deputies of China's [...]
Tue, Apr 10, 2018
Source: China Development Brief
The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and the Ministry of Finance recently released the “Guiding Opinions on Establishing a Mechanism on the Benefit Determination of Basic Endowment Insurance [...]
Tue, Apr 10, 2018
Source: China Development Brief
The Guangzhou Gender and Sexuality Education Center has released a report on the educational environment for transgender students, and on the issues related to transgender people changing the gender displayed [...]
Wed, Apr 04, 2018
Source: China Development Brief
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On March 30th, the Social Organizations Management Bureau of the Ministry of Civil Affairs released a list of suspected illegal organizations that have not registered with the Ministry of Civil [...]
Mon, Apr 02, 2018
Source: China Development Brief
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The China Social Organizations website (operated by the Social Organizations Management Bureau of the Ministry of Civil Affairs) has launched a column on policies and regulations, collecting the regulations on [...]
Mon, Apr 02, 2018
Source: China Development Brief

 

Von Uwe Hoering, Februar 2017: Vor einem Jahrzehnt schien es so, als würde ein ‚Schlafender Riese' geweckt: Afrika habe das Potential, zum Brotkorb der Welt' zu werden. Dafür wurde auf [...]
Wed, Feb 01, 2017
Source: News from Globe Spotting
Catch 'em young! Nachwuchssorgen in der Landwirtschaft; Konzernkontrolle über Saatgut durch 'Ranking'; Widerstand gegen Privatisierung erfolgreich; Heilongjiang wird Gentechnik-freie Provinz - jedenfalls vorerst; Peasant Studies: Explaining resistance and its absence; [...]
Fri, Dec 23, 2016
Source: News from Globe Spotting